Anna Magdalena Bach

1701 - 1760

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Anna Magdalena Bach (née Wilcke; 22 September 1701 – 27 February 1760) was a German professional singer and the second wife of Johann Sebastian Bach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Magdalena Bach has received more than 329,447 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Anna Magdalena Bach is the 80th most popular singer (down from 78th in 2019), the 412th most popular biography from Germany (up from 464th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Singer.

Anna Magdalena Bach was the second wife of Johann Sebastian Bach. She is most famous for being the copyist of her husband's compositions, and for preserving them for future generations.

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Among singers, Anna Magdalena Bach ranks 80 out of 4,381Before her are Bonnie Tyler, The Notorious B.I.G., Fairuz, Morrissey, Diana Ross, and Karel Gott. After her are France Gall, Gwen Stefani, Klaus Meine, Johnny Hallyday, Rihanna, and Alla Pugacheva.

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Among people born in 1701, Anna Magdalena Bach ranks 2Before her is Anders Celsius. After her are Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, Maria Amalia of Austria, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Pietro Longhi, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, Sharaku, Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Johan Agrell, and Nicolai Eigtved. Among people deceased in 1760, Anna Magdalena Bach ranks 3Before her are George II of Great Britain, and Baal Shem Tov. After her are Maria Amalia of Saxony, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Alaungpaya, Christoph Graupner, Adrien Manglard, William VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Andrija Kačić Miošić, and George Clifford III.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Anna Magdalena Bach ranks 412 out of 7,253Before her are Maria Alexandrovna (1824), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), Paul Hausser (1880), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), and Karl Drais (1785). After her are Louise Mountbatten (1889), Traudl Junge (1920), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Robert Ley (1890), Harald zur Hausen (1936), and Jürgen Klopp (1967).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Anna Magdalena Bach ranks 2Before her are Nico (1938). After her are Klaus Meine (1948), Dieter Bohlen (1954), Nina Hagen (1955), Sandra (1962), Constanze Mozart (1762), Thomas Anders (1963), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Ivan Rebroff (1931), Nena (1960), and Marian Gold (1954).