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The wife of Othello in William Shakespeare’s play OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE. Othello murders Desdemona after he is convinced by the villian, Iago, that she is being unfaithful. This play is one of the most famous tragedies written by William Shakespeare.

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"Othello and Desdemona in Venice," by Theodore Chasseriau, 1849, oil on panel, is licensed under Public Domain.

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