Jonathan Edwards

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Birthday
5, 1703
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Mar 22, 1758 (54)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
5, 1703
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Mar 22, 1758 (54)

About

Christian religious leader, intellectual, and theologian of eighteenth-century America. He is most remembered for a famous sermon entitled "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."

Before Fame

He began attending Yale College at the age of twelve and graduated as valedictorian at the age of seventeen.

Trivia

He was a key figure in the First Great Awakening of the mid-1700s.

Family Life

His marriage to Sarah Pierpont produced eleven children.

Associated With

His grandson, Aaron Burr, served as United States Vice President under Thomas Jefferson.