Johann Christoph Bach

1642 - 1703

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Johann Christoph Bach (baptised 18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1642 – 31 March 1703) was a German composer and organist of the Baroque period. He was born at Arnstadt, the son of Heinrich Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach's first cousin once removed and the first cousin of J.S. Bach's father, Johann Ambrosius Bach. He was also the uncle of Maria Barbara Bach, J. S. Bach's first wife and second cousin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Christoph Bach has received more than 76,830 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Johann Christoph Bach is the 203rd most popular composer, the 770th most popular biography from Germany (down from 722nd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular German Composer.

Johann Christoph Bach is most famous for being the father of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Among composers, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 203 out of 1,228Before him are Maurizio Pollini, Niccolò Piccinni, Reinhold Glière, André Grétry, Ludwig Minkus, and Nicola Porpora. After him are Jerry Goldsmith, Eduard Strauss, Antonio Caldara, Lili Boulanger, Carl Friedrich Abel, and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger.

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Among people born in 1642, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 5Before him are Mehmed IV, Suleiman II, Andrea Pozzo, and Gülnuş Sultan. After him are Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Shitao, André Charles Boulle, Seki Takakazu, Ihara Saikaku, Louis I, Prince of Monaco, and Abdul-Qādir Bedil. Among people deceased in 1703, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 7Before him are Robert Hooke, Charles Perrault, Mustafa II, Man in the Iron Mask, John Wallis, and Vincenzo Viviani. After him are Samuel Pepys, Ilona Zrínyi, Erik Dahlbergh, Thomas Kingo, Nicolas de Grigny, and Charles de Saint-Évremond.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 770 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Dollmann (1882), Hennig Brand (1630), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Gudrun Burwitz (1929), and Hans-Valentin Hube (1890). After him are Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707), Juana Bormann (1893), Hugo Sperrle (1885), Florian Schneider (1947), Otto Loewi (1873), and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 33Before him are Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Max Reger (1873), Louis Spohr (1784), Michael Praetorius (1571), and Johann Joachim Quantz (1697). After him are Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Johann Mattheson (1681), Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), Carl Stamitz (1745), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), and Johann Jakob Froberger (1616).