Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

1710 - 1784

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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (22 November 1710 – 1 July 1784) was a German composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was the second child and eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach has received more than 275,063 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is the 78th most popular composer (up from 100th in 2019), the 223rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 309th in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Composer.

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was a composer and pianist. He is most famous for being the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Among composers, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 78 out of 1,451Before him are Alexander Scriabin, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Lehár, Alexander Borodin, Leoš Janáček, and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. After him are Hans Zimmer, Johann Pachelbel, Mikis Theodorakis, Alban Berg, Carl Czerny, and Josquin des Prez.

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Among people born in 1710, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 3Before him are Louis XV of France, and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. After him are Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Muhammad bin Saud, András Hadik, Thomas Reid, Thomas Simpson, Mohammed ben Abdallah, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Domenico Alberti, and Thomas Arne. Among people deceased in 1784, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 3Before him are Denis Diderot, and Count of St. Germain. After him are Samuel Johnson, Phillis Wheatley, Giovanni Battista Martini, Junípero Serra, Torbern Bergman, Otto Friedrich Müller, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, Abraham Trembley, and César-François Cassini de Thury.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 223 out of 7,253Before him are Ludwig Erhard (1897), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Justus von Liebig (1803), Eduard Bernstein (1850), and Walter Ulbricht (1893). After him are Hans Zimmer (1957), Max Stirner (1806), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Johann Pachelbel (1653), and Johannes Stark (1874).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 16Before him are Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714). After him are Hans Zimmer (1957), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Paul Hindemith (1895), Heinrich Schütz (1585), and Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791).