The Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach spent his entire life in Germany. He was born in the year 1685 in Eisenach and died in 1750 in Leipzig. Thought by many to be the epitome of Baroque music, the end of the Baroque era coincides with his death.
I have never been much of a Bach scholar. Details of his life didn't interest me nearly as much as his music which is what I spent my time studying. There are many great sites for biographical information. The most comprehensive is located at the J.S. Bach Home Page. Dr. Yo Tomita's Bach Bibliography is only place you need to look for Bach publications. Dave's J.S. Bach Page, the parent site of this one has a complete Bach Works Catalog and dozens of MIDI files, images and more.