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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

1710 - 1784

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach has received more than 228,410 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is the 100th most popular composer (up from 103rd in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from Germany (down from 297th in 2019) and the 19th 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 100 out of 1,216Before him are Carlo Gesualdo, Jacopo Peri, Arvo Pärt, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Paul Hindemith. After him are Guillaume Du Fay, Joaquín Rodrigo, Benjamin Britten, Muzio Clementi, Mikhail Glinka, and Francis Poulenc.

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Among people born in 1710, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 4Before him are Louis XV of France, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden. After him are Muhammad bin Saud, Domenico Alberti, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Thomas Reid, Thomas Simpson, András Hadik, Mohammed ben Abdallah, 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, Torbern Bergman, Junípero Serra, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, César-François Cassini de Thury, Anders Johan Lexell, and Abraham Trembley.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 309 out of 6,142Before him are Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Ernst Ruska (1906), Michael Wittmann (1914), Johannes Stark (1874), Paul Hindemith (1895), and Friedrich Schlegel (1772). After him are Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Konrad Zuse (1910), Pina Bausch (1940), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), and Valentinian II (371).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach ranks 19Before him are Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Hans Zimmer (1957), and Paul Hindemith (1895). After him are Heinrich Schütz (1585), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Max Bruch (1838), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), and Fanny Mendelssohn (1805).