Cotton Mather, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cotton Mather

American religious minister and scientific writer

Date of Birth: 12-Feb-1663

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.

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