Johann Sebastian Bach
Born: March 21, 1685, Eisenach
Died: July 28, 1750, Lepizig
Father: Johann Ambrosius Bach
Mother: Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt
2) Children (Those noted by name):
Carl Philipp Emanuel
Johann Gottfried Bernhard
Johann Christoph Frederick
His cousin Maria Barbara, Oct. 17 1684
Anna Magdalena 1720
Fairly good all his life(I couldn't find any thing that talked about his health)
Eyesight deteriorated in the 1740's
Went completely bind in 1750
C) Character and personality
Seemed to skip school allot
Didn't live the life of a saint
Became dissatisfied with the possibilities for a "well-regulated church music"
D) Physical Features
First lessons were by his brother
C) Significant places:
Luneburg is where Bach attended school by singing in the choir.
Arnstadt is where Bach got his first serious job.
Leipzig is where Bach spent the last 27 years of his life and also gave the first performances of the St. John Passion and produced the Magnificat and the St. Matthew Passion.
D) Significant people:
Johann Christoph (brother) gave Sebastian his first keyboard lessons
Johann Adam Reinken influenced Bach
Dietrich Buxtchude Abendmusiken deeply influenced him with organ music and vocal works.
Tobias Lammerhirt left Bach a small inheritance
Johann August Ernesti was the godfather of two of Bach's children
Duke Johann Ernst of Sxony-Weimar, 1702
Neue Kirche, August 1703
Blasiuskirche, June 1707
Wihelm Ernst, 1708
Prince Leopold, December 1717
St. Thomas, May 5 1723
Duke Christian von Sachsen-Weissenfels, 1729
Frederick Augustus II, 1736
F) Means of earning a living:
Allowing a band to practice in his house
Dealer of books...