Cotton Mather

Biography of Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather was conferred an honorary DD from the University of Glasgow in 1710. He was one of the most influential religious leaders of his time. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1663, son of Increase Mather, another prominent New England Puritan minister.

As a Harvard graduate (AB 1678, AM 1681), Mather followed in his father's footsteps as a hugely influential Puritan minister and prolific writer.


Cotton Mather
Reverend Doctor

Born 12 February 1663.
Died 13 February 1728.
University Link: Honorary Graduate
GU Degree: DD, 1710;
Occupation categories: clergy
Record last updated: 21st Mar 2013

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  • Honorary Graduate

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