J.S Bach was born on 31 March 1685 in Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach (modern-day Germany) to a musical family. His father (Johann Ambrosius Bach) was the director of the local town musicians. J.S. Bach was a German composer, organist and violinist. During his lifetime, he worked as a teacher and organist and was a prolific composer of choral works, concertos and preludes. Bach is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical composers of all time.