|born on||22 February 1663 at 10:27:21 (= 10:27:21 AM )|
|Place||Boston MA, USA, 42n21, 71w03|
|Timezone||LMT m71w03 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||04°04' 10°06 Asc. 01°18'|
American prominent minister and founder of Yale University in 1703. Born into a family of prominent colonial clergymen, he was educated at Harvard, receiving his B.A. in 1678 and his M.A. in 1681. A formidable scholar and scientist, he was one of the first Americans elected to the Royal Society, (1713) and a leader in the campaign for small pox inoculations. Mather became a minister in 1723 and produced over 450 books.
He criticized the procedure used throughout witchcraft trial proceedings of admitting "spectral evidence" as proof of witchcraft. His published works include "Wonders of the Invisible World," 1693 and his 1702 history of religion entitled "Magnalia Christi Americana."
Mather's had a total of three marriages and fifteen children, of whom only three survived him. He died on February 13, 1728 in Boston, MA, age 65.
- Work : Great Achievement 1703 (Founded Yale University)
- Social : End a program of study 1678 (Received his B.A. from Harvard)
- Social : End a program of study 1681 (Received his M.A. from Harvard)
- Social : Joined group 1713 (Elected into the Royal Society)
- Work : New Career 1723 (Became a minister)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1693 (Book, "Wonders of the Invisible World")
Arthur Blackwell quotes Kenneth Silverman, "Life & Times Of Cotton Mather," 1984.
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Protestant clergy)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder Of Yale University)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Fifteen)
- Family : Parenting : Hardship - Little money (13 of his children died before full adulthood)
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Creativity (Over 450 books!)