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Anna Sophia Holmstedt

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Name  Anna Holmstedt

Died  1807
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Anna Sophia Holmstedt (1759–1807) as married Anna Sophia Bleumortier, was a Swedish ballet dancer and translator.

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Sophia Holmstedt belonged to the pioneers of Swedish ballet at the Royal Swedish Ballet upon its foundation in Bollhuset in 1773.

In 1774, at the age of fifteen, she debuted as a translator by a translation of the French comedy play Slafhandlaren i Smirna (Le Marchand de Smyrne) by Nicolas Chamfort in collaboration with Olof Kexel. It was recommended for "an unusually beautiful and easy Swedish". The play was performed on the Stenborg theatre in Stockholm on Monday 24 October 1774 in dedication to king Gustav III of Sweden.

Holmstedt was admired by her contemporaries and given the recognition of a "Literary woman". When Olof kexel founded the order of Par Bricole in 1779, the Sophia-day was chosen as its day in dedication to Sophia Holmstedt.

She married the sommelier Johan Gustaf Bleaumortier


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