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Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather (1664 - February 1728) was one of the leading Puritan ministers in the United States. He heralded a call of returning to the theological roots of Puritanism by second and third generation Puritans whose parents had left England for the New England colonies of North America.

He was preceded in death by his wife and three of his children.

He had three wives.

He was associated with the witchcraft trials and scandals.

He wrote a history of the Puritan church in the United States entitled Magnalia Christi Americana (The Great Works of Christ in America).

He studied at Harvard.

He studied medicine.

He was buried on Copp's Hill.

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