November 22, 1710: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is born in Weimar in the Duchy of Saxe-Weimar of the Holy Roman Empire, the second of seven children born to Johann Sebastian Bach (25), composer and musician, and Maria Barbara Bach, daughter of a musician. Johann Sebastian will have 13 more children by another marriage.
October 3, 1756: Der Höchste erhöret das Flehen der Armen, a cantata by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (45), is performed for the first time, in Halle.
July 24, 1757: Verhängnis, dein Wüten entkräftet die Armen, a cantata by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (46) for a memorial service for Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, is performed for the first time, in Halle.
January 24, 1758: O Himmel, schone, a cantata by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (47) to anonymous words, is performed for the first time, at the University of Halle to celebrate the birthday of Friedrich the Great.
May 12, 1764: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (53) walks out of his position as organist and music director in Halle without notice.
July 1, 1784: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach dies of a pulmonary disease in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, aged 73 years, seven months and nine days. His mortal remains will be laid to rest in Luisenstadtischer Friedhof I, Berlin.