Johann Christian Bach

1735 - 1782

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Johann Christian Bach (5 September 1735 – 1 January 1782) was a German composer of the Classical era, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He received his early musical training from his father, and later from his half-brother, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Berlin. After his time in Berlin he made his way to Italy to study with famous Padre Martini in Bologna. While in Italy, J.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Christian Bach has received more than 870,328 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Johann Christian Bach is the 62nd most popular composer, the 165th most popular biography from Germany (down from 145th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Composer.

Johann Christian Bach was a composer and pianist. He is most famous for his Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo.

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Among composers, Johann Christian Bach ranks 62 out of 1,451Before him are Erik Satie, Georg Philipp Telemann, Arnold Schoenberg, Vangelis, Henry Purcell, and Astor Piazzolla. After him are Dieterich Buxtehude, Jules Massenet, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Gounod, Anton Webern, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

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Among people born in 1735, Johann Christian Bach ranks 2Before him is John Adams. After him are François Christophe de Kellermann, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, Crown Prince Sado, Paul Revere, Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Caspar Friedrich Wolff, Torbern Bergman, Ahmad al-Tijani, and Ibrahim Bey. Among people deceased in 1782, Johann Christian Bach ranks 3Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, and Farinelli. After him are Anne Bonny, Taksin, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, Pietro Metastasio, Jacques de Vaucanson, Sophie of France, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Anna Göldi, and Ange-Jacques Gabriel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christian Bach ranks 165 out of 7,253Before him are Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), George II of Great Britain (1683), Pope Damasus II (1000), Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), and Thomas Müntzer (1489). After him are Leopold Mozart (1719), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Georg Simmel (1858), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900), and Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Christian Bach ranks 14Before him are Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681). After him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Hans Zimmer (1957), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), and Paul Hindemith (1895).