Bach's Timeline

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Johann Sebastian Bach is born on March 21st in Eisenach

1685

Enrolls at Lateinschue

1692

Bach moves to a school in Luneburg after his father dies

1695

Bach enrolls at the Michaelisschule

1700

Bach secures an organist post at the Neue Kirche

1703

Bach is appointed organist at Muhlhausen and marries his niece, Maria

1707

Bach is appointed organist/chamber musician at Weimar

1708

Bach begins composing the Orgelbuchlein

1713

Bach is appointed Kapellmeister at Cothen

1717

Maria dies

1720

Bach marries Anna Magdalena

1721

Bach is appointed Kantor at the Thomaskirche

1723

St. John' Passion is performed: the rebuilt Thomasschule opens

1732

Goldberg Variations is published

1742

Completion of the B Minor Mass

1749

Johann Sebastian Bach dies on July 28th

1750