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Today Johann Sebastian Bach is no doubt the most famous representative of his family, even though several other musical
Bachs long preceded him. For example, Veit Bach (c.1550-1619) was the family’s prime ancestor. After Johann Sebastian’s death,
the Bach family largely remained defined by the composers and musicians therein, among which were
Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst (1759-1845) -- Johann Sebastian’s grandson, --who was called the „Mindener Bach“.