German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Johann Sebastian Bach been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
Bach died on 28 July 1750 from complications due to the unsuccessful treatment. The composer was originally buried at Old St. John’s Cemetery in Leipzig. His grave went unmarked for nearly 150 years, but in 1894 his remains were located and moved to a vault in St. John’s Church. This building was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, so in 1950 Bach’s remains were taken to their present grave in St. Thomas Church.
Featured Image: Statue of Bach in front of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig / Image: memolands.com