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    JS Bach

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    Born: 21 March 1685 in Eisenach, Germany

    Died: 28 July 150 Liepzig, Germany

    Married: twice -- his cousin Maria Barbara in 1707 and Anna Magdalena in 1721

    Children: You bet. 20 in total although few survived infancy

    Claim to fame: A brilliant improviser at the organ and the absolute master of counterpoint. He was highly respected during his lifetime but near the end, most people thought him the way one would an elderly relative....a harmless relic, completely out of touch with contemporary ...