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Cotton Mather
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Cotton Mather, circa 1700
BornFebruary 12, 1663(1663-02-12)
DiedFebruary 13, 1728(1728-02-13) (aged 65)

Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663February 13, 1728) was a politically important Puritan minister and writer. He lived in North America before the creation of the United States in the area that is now known as Boston, Massachusetts. Cotton Mather was the son of minister Increase Mather. He is most well known for his connection to the Salem witch trials.