Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685. He was born in the town of Eisenach (Thuringia). Johann's fathers name was Johann Ambrosius Bach.His mothers name was Elisabeth. Johann was their eighth child. His two godfathers, who gave their name to the child, were Sebastian Nagel, town piper,and Johann George Koch, a ducal forrester in Eisenach. He was bapitized in the Saint Georg's church. The baptismal entry is dated March 23, 1685. Johann's mother died in 1694
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complete blindness. Bach still continued to compose, dictating his work to a pupil. He finally succombed to a stroke on July 28, 1750. He was buried in a unmarked grave at Saint Thomas church. Bach achieved remarkable heights in the art of music. Choral polyphony and
organ music, as well as instrumental music and dance forms were brought to majestic levels. He achieved a great deal in his lifetime. He was truly a virtuoso of organ technique.