Maria Barbara Bach (1684 - 1720)
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Bach's friends, family, and important people in his life
12. Maria Barbara Bach (1684 - 1720)
J. S. Bach married his second cousin Maria in October 1707. She bore him seven children, three of whom died young. Maria herself died suddenly while Bach was working for Prince Leopold at the Carlsbad spa. It took two months for the composer to receive the news of his wife’s death.