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Clergyman

William Brattle, American clergyman.

Background

Brattle, William was born on November 22, 1662 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Tyng) Brattle.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1680.

Career

At least 1 son, William. Tutor, Harvard, 1680-1696. Fellow Harvard Corporation, 1696-1700, gained title “Father of the College” for his heroic work during smallpox epidemic.

Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, became pastor of church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1696. Author works including: Compendium Logicae Secundum Principia D. Renati Cartesii (1st American textbook on logic used at Harvard).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author works including: Compendium Logicae Secundum Principia D. Renati Cartesii (1st American textbook on logic used at Harvard).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hayman. Married second, Elizabeth Gerrish.

father:
Thomas Brattle

mother:
Elizabeth (Tyng) Brattle

spouses:
Elizabeth Hayman

Elizabeth Gerrish