Tuesday, August 7, 2007

"Merci, monsieur"

Mata HariMata Hari
AKA Margaretha Geertruida Zelle

Born: 7-Aug-1876
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: 15-Oct-1917
Paris, France
Cause of death: Execution

Gender: Female
Occupation: Spy, Dancer

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Framed by the Germans

At her execution, it is rumored that she blew a kiss towards the firing squad. Her head was embalmed and kept in the Museum of Anatomy in Paris, but in 2000, archivists discovered that the head had disappeared when the museum had been relocated. Records dated from 1918 show that the museum also received the rest of the body but none of the remains could later be accounted for...