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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a large and distinguished family of professional musicians. His father, named Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a violinist and trumpeter, employed by the city of Eisenach. His uncles were church organists, court musicians and composers. His mother and father died ... See full bio »


(age 65) in Leipzig, Germany

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Strongbow cider, the music used: Tocata and Fugue. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. S. Bach | J.S. Bach | Jean-Sébastien Bach | Juan Sebastián Bach | Bach


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I was obliged to work hard. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed just as well.


He had seven children with Maria Barbara Bach, who was also his second cousin; among them, composers Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Friedemann Bach. See more »

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