Johann Christian Bach

1735 - 1782

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Johann Christian Bach (September 5, 1735 – January 1, 1782) was a German composer of the Classical era, the eighteenth child of Johann Sebastian Bach, and the youngest of his eleven sons. After living in Italy for several years, Bach moved to London in 1762, where he became known as "the London Bach". He is also sometimes known as "the English Bach", and during his time spent living in the British capital, he came to be known as John Bach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Christian Bach has received more than 653,905 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Johann Christian Bach is the 66th most popular composer (up from 67th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 160th in 2019) and the 16th 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 66 out of 1,228Before him are Alexander Borodin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Johann Pachelbel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, and George Gershwin. After him are John Cage, Dieterich Buxtehude, Astor Piazzolla, Alessandro Scarlatti, Anton Webern, and Charles Gounod.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christian Bach ranks 153 out of 5,289Before him are Philip Melanchthon (1497), Ambrose (340), Rudolf I of Germany (1218), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), and Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900). After him are Friedrich Ebert (1871), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), and Frederick William I of Prussia (1688).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Christian Bach ranks 16Before him are Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Pachelbel (1653), and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714). After him are Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Paul Hindemith (1895), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Hans Zimmer (1957), and Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928).