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Cotton Mather
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Date of Birth: 12 February 1663

Place of Birth: Boston

Date of Death: 13 February 1728

Place of Death: Boston


Cotton Mather was a descendant of the American Puritan scholars John Cotton (d. 1652) and Richard Mather (d. 1669). He was the son of the prominent Boston minister Increase Mather (d. 1723), and was elected to serve as assistant pastor to his father at the North Church in Boston in…

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Harwood, Sara, “Cotton Mather”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>

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