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Bach, Johann Sebastian

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Johann Sebastian Back

 Date of Birth
March 31, 1685

 Date of Death
July 28, 1750 at the age of 65

 Place of Birth
Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach

 Birth Family
Johann Ambrosius Bach  was his father and Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt was his mother

Married Maria Barbara Bach, his second cousin
In 1720, his wife, Maria, died suddenly
The following year, he married Anna Magdalena Wilcke

Seven children, four of whom survived to adulthood
Two of them – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, became composers

 Bach and Anna Magdalena Wilcke had 13 children, six of whom survived into adulthood: Gottfried Heinrich, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian, all of whom became significant musicians; Elisabeth Juliana Friederica; Johanna Carolina; and Regina Susanna

St. Michael’s School in Luneburg

German composer, organist, violist, violinist

 Reason for Fame
There are over 1000 known  compositions by Johann  Sebastian Bach.  They  include cantatas, chorales, songs and arias, motets, liturgical works, passions and oratorios

Additional Information
His work is revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty
Bach is regarded as the supreme composer of the Baroque, and as one of the greatest of all time

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