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."
He began attending Yale College at the age of twelve and graduated as valedictorian at the age of seventeen.
He was a key figure in the First Great Awakening of the mid-1700s.
His marriage to Sarah Pierpont produced eleven children.
His grandson, Aaron Burr, served as United States Vice President under Thomas Jefferson.