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  • Adele Wolf (1864 - 1902)
  • Aino Liimand (1901 - 1980)
    Aino Bach (alates 1937. aastast Aino Liimand ; 14. detsember 1901 Koeru – 6. august 1980 Tallinn) oli eesti graafik. WWW:
  • Alfred Bach (1882 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bach, Alfred geboren am 26. Oktober 1882 in Zeltingen-Rachtig / Bernkastel / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Düsseldorf Deportation: ab D&...
  • Ann Ella Bach (1737 - 1739)
  • Anna Bach (c.1612 - 1687)

About the Bach surname

The Bach family

The Bach family was of importance in the history of music for nearly two hundred years, with over 50 known musicians and several notable composers, the best-known of whom was Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). A family genealogy was drawn up by Johann Sebastian Bach himself and completed by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel.

The Bach family never left Thuringia until the sons of Sebastian went into a more modern world. Through all the misery of the peasantry at the period of the Thirty Years' War this clan maintained its position and produced musicians who, however local their fame, were among the greatest in Europe. So numerous and so eminent were they that in Erfurt musicians were known as "Bachs", even when there were no longer any members of the family in the town. Sebastian Bach thus inherited the artistic tradition of a united family whose circumstances had deprived them of the distractions of the century of musical fermentation which in the rest of Europe had destroyed polyphonic music


The Bach family in Norway / Bach-familien i Norge

Bach-navnet i Norge stammer fra Bach gården i Orkdal.