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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. Johann Christoph was an older cousin of Johann Sebastian Bach who would later describe him in his Genealogy (Ursprung, 1735) as "the profound composer", suggesting a solid reputation not only within the family but also in wider musical society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Christoph Bach has received more than 100,265 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Christoph Bach is the 247th most popular composer (down from 203rd in 2019), the 958th most popular biography from Germany (down from 770th in 2019) and the 37th 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 247 out of 1,216Before him are Ion Ivanovici, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carl Stamitz, Fromental Halévy, Anton Arensky, and Thomas Tallis. After him are Ignaz Pleyel, Friedrich Kuhlau, Franz Xaver Gruber, Albert Roussel, Jacques Ibert, and Alessandro Stradella.

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Among people born in 1642, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 6Before him are Mehmed IV, Suleiman II, Gülnuş Sultan, Andrea Pozzo, and Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Shitao, André Charles Boulle, Louis I, Prince of Monaco, Ihara Saikaku, Seki Takakazu, and Marie Anne de La Trémoille, princesse des Ursins. 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 Ilona Zrínyi, Samuel Pepys, Erik Dahlbergh, Nicolas de Grigny, Charles de Saint-Évremond, and Thomas Kingo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 958 out of 6,142Before him are Herbert Gille (1897), Sophie of Württemberg (1818), Karl Abraham (1877), Erich Auerbach (1892), Max Wolf (1863), and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886). After him are Julius Richard Petri (1852), Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), Ulay (1943), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), and Harald Quandt (1921).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Christoph Bach ranks 37Before him are Michael Praetorius (1571), Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), and Carl Stamitz (1745). After him are Friedrich Kuhlau (1786), Johann Mattheson (1681), Hanns Eisler (1898), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), Carl Reinecke (1824), and Nicolaus Bruhns (1665).