Bozzacchi, Giuseppina (1853–1870)

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Bozzacchi, Giuseppina (1853–1870)

Italian ballerina. Born in Milan, Italy, Nov 23, 1853; died Nov 23, 1870, in Paris, France; studied with Mme Dominique-Venettoza under the sponsorship of Emile Perrin.

Immigrated to Paris with family (1862); at age 16, created the role of Swanilda in Coppélia at Paris Opéra (May 1870); died 6 months later, on 17th birthday, a victim of virulent fever (smallpox), made worse by deprivations from the German siege of Paris.