Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date of Death: 13-Feb-1728
Profession: historian, theologian, minister
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
About Cotton Mather
Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B.
1678, Harvard College; A.M.
1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer.
He left a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention, though he is most frequently remembered today for his involvement in the Salem witch trials.
He was subsequently denied the presidency of Harvard College which his father, Increase Mather, had held.