Christoph Bach (1613 – 1661)
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Bach's friends, family, and important people in his life
2. Christoph Bach (1613 – 1661)
The grandfather of Johann Sebastian Bach was a court musician in his hometown of Wechmar, Germany. He also held town musician posts in Erfurt and in Arnstadt. Christoph's two brothers - Johann and Heinrich - were composers, and his three sons Georg Christoph, Johann Ambrosius and Johann Christoph Bach were also all musicians. The Bach family house in Wechmar is pictured.