Cotton Mather

The Salem Witch Trials

By Dawson Risinger

Cotton Mather (1663-1728)

  • Born February 12th, 1663
  • Cotton's father was an admired political leader (South Church minister in Boston)
  • Went to Harvard at the age of 12
  • At 18, recieved his M.A.
  • Recognized as one of the most influential Puritan ministers of his day
  • Died on February 13th, 1728 at he age of 66
  • By the end of his life, he had published over 400 pieces