Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750

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Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the late Baroque period. He is known for his prolific authorship of music across a variety of instruments and forms, including; orchestral music such as the Brandenburg Concertos; solo instrumental works such as the cello suites and sonatas and partitas for solo violin; keyboard works such as the Goldberg Variations and The Well-Tempered Clavier; organ works such as the Schubler Chorales and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor; and choral works such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Sebastian Bach has received more than 13,121,654 page views. His biography is available in 209 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 204 in 2019). Johann Sebastian Bach is the 3rd most popular composer, the 4th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Composer.

Johann Sebastian Bach is most famous for his compositions, such as the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, and the St. Matthew Passion.

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Over the past year Johann Sebastian Bach has had the most page views in the with 1,504,487 views, followed by German (508,272), and Spanish (467,340). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (408.04%), Rusyn (152.16%), and Inupiak (129.34%)


Among composers, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 3 out of 1,451Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After him are Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Robert Schumann, and Antonín Dvořák.

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Among people born in 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 1After him are George Frideric Handel, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, George Berkeley, Domenico Scarlatti, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Brook Taylor, Jean-Marc Nattier, Johann Maria Farina, Edward England, John Gay, and Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve. Among people deceased in 1750, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 1After him are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, John V of Portugal, Maurice de Saxe, Emperor Sakuramachi, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Rachel Ruysch, Giuseppe Sammartini, Vasily Tatishchev, Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, and Apostolo Zeno.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 4 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Charlemagne (748), and Albert Einstein (1879). After him are Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Henry Kissinger (1923), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), and Otto von Bismarck (1815).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 2Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770). After him are Richard Wagner (1813), George Frideric Handel (1685), Robert Schumann (1810), Johannes Brahms (1833), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895).