William Wishart (primus)

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William Wishart (1660–1729) was a Church of Scotland minister and college principal. He served as the Principal of Edinburgh University from 1716 to 1728.[1] He is not to be confused with William Wishart (secundus) who was principal from 1736 to 1754.


  1. Jinkins, Michael. "Wishart, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/64381.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
Preceded by
William Carstares
Principals of Edinburgh University
Succeeded by
William Hamilton