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Johann Ludwig Bach (Composer)

Born: 14th February 1677, Eisenach

Died: 1st May 1731, Meiningen

Nationality: German

Johann Ludwig Bach was a German composer and violinist.

He was born in Thal near Eisenach. At the age of 22 he moved to Meiningen eventually being appointed cantor there, and later Kapellmeister. He wrote a large amount of music and regularly oversaw performances, both at Meiningen and neighbouring courts.

He was a third cousin of Johann Sebastian Bach, who made copies of several of his cantatas and performed them at Leipzig.

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