Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach

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 7,679,067 page views. His biography is available in 180 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular composer.

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Among composers, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 3 out of 1,008Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After him are Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, and Gustav Mahler.

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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, Brook Taylor, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Johann Maria Farina, Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, John Gay, and Bartolomeu de Gusmão. Among people deceased in 1750, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 1After him are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, John V of Portugal, Emperor Sakuramachi, Maurice de Saxe, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Rachel Ruysch, Vasily Tatishchev, Giuseppe Sammartini, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Apostolo Zeno, and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach ranks 3 out of 3,763Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770) and Albert Einstein (1879). After him are Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770).

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), Richard Strauss (1864), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681).

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