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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 Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival, he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.The Bach family already counted several composers when Johann Sebastian was born as the last child of a city musician in Eisenach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Sebastian Bach has received more than 8,179,304 page views. His biography is available in 181 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 180 in 2019). Johann Sebastian Bach is the 3rd most popular composer, the 2nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Composer.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 3 out of 1,228. Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After him are Antonio Vivaldi, Frédéric Chopin, Joseph Haydn, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Gustav Mahler.

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Contemporaries

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, Johann Maria Farina, Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, John Gay, and William Kent. 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, Vasily Tatishchev, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Giuseppe Sammartini, Apostolo Zeno, and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 2 out of 5,289. Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770). After him are Albert Einstein (1879), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Albrecht Dürer (1471), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), and Richard Wagner (1813).

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), Johannes Brahms (1833), Robert Schumann (1810), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895).

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