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Johann Sebastian Bach

How many children did J S Bach have?

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December 02, 2009 10:19PM

Bach married his second cousin Maria Barbara Bach in 1707. They had seven children, four of whom survived to adulthood:

  • Catharina Dorothea (28 December 1708 - 14 January 1774).
  • Wilhelm Friedemann (22 November 1710 - 1 July 1784).
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel (8 March 1714 - 14 December 1788).
  • Johann Gottfried Bernhard (11 May 1715 - 27 May 1739).

Maria died in 1720, and Bach married Anna Magdalena Wickle in 1721. They had a further thirteen children, six of whom survived to adulthood:
  • Gottfried Heinrich (1724-63)
  • Elisabeth Juliana Friederica, called "Lieschen" (1726-81)
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich, the 'Bückeburg' Bach (1732-95)
  • Johann Christian, the 'London' Bach (1735-82)
  • Johanna Carolina (1737-81)
  • Regina Susanna (1742-1809)