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Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather was a Puritan clergyman, historian, and pioneering student of science. He was of the third generation of a New England founding family. Today he is popularly associated with the Salem witchcraft trials.

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  • Cotton Mather was born in Boston, Massachusetts, 12.02.1663. Mather was named after his maternal grandfather, John Cotton. Increase Mather, his father, a John Cotton and Richard Mather, his grandfathers, were also Puritan ministers.

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    Denomination: Puritan

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    Philosophers & Thinkers : Robert Boyle

    Writers: Robert Boyle

    philosophy and science

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    Born February 12, 1663
    Died February 13, 1728
    (aged 65)
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