Bach and the Pipe Organ History Curriculum Guide
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
- Prominent People
Study the following famous people who were alive during the same time as Bach. You could even write a report with the information you learn.
Bach was alive from 1685-1750. Be amazed when you view this list of inventions created during Bach’s lifetime.
Timeline of Important Events During Bach’s Life
1687: Isaac Newton publishes his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
1692: Salem witch trials take place in Massachusetts
1697: The earliest known first-class cricket match takes place in Sussex
1703: Saint Petersburg is founded by Peter the Great and is the Russian capital until 1918
1707: Mount Fuji erupts in Japan for the first time in 10000 years
1709: The Great Frost of 1709 marks the coldest winter in Europe in 500 years
1718: The city of New Orleans is founded by the French in North America
1726: The enormous Chinese encyclopedia Gujin Tushu Jicheng of over 100 million written Chinese characters in over 800,000 pages is printed in 60 different copies using copper-based Chinese movable type printing
1740–1741: An historic Famine in Ireland takes place
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