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Vitus "Veit" Bach (around 1550, Pressburg – March 8, 1619, Wechmar) was a miller who, according to Johann Sebastian Bach, founded the Bach family, which became one of the most important families in Western musical history. Veit's son, Johannes Bach (ca. 1580–1626), was the grandfather of Johann Ambrosius Bach, J.S. Bach's father, which makes Veit J.S's great-great-grandfather.