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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 724,215 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Johann Christian Bach is the 62nd most popular composer (up from 66th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Germany (up from 153rd 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 1,216Before him are Vincenzo Bellini, Mikis Theodorakis, Georg Philipp Telemann, Edward Elgar, Astor Piazzolla, and Henry Purcell. After him are George Gershwin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, Alexander Scriabin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Charles Gounod.

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Among people born in 1735, Johann Christian Bach ranks 2Before him is John Adams. After him are 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, Princess Maria Christina of Saxony, August Ludwig von Schlözer, and Johann Karl August Musäus. Among people deceased in 1782, Johann Christian Bach ranks 3Before him are Daniel Bernoulli and Farinelli. After him are Anne Bonny, Pietro Metastasio, Jacques de Vaucanson, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Taksin, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Anna Göldi, and Sophie of France.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christian Bach ranks 145 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Anne of Cleves (1515), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), and Meister Eckhart (1260). After him are Franz von Papen (1879), Walter Model (1891), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Frederick William III of Prussia (1770), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), and Alois Alzheimer (1864).

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), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Hans Zimmer (1957), Paul Hindemith (1895), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), and Heinrich Schütz (1585).