History and development of analytical chemistry at Charles University before 1920
The article briefly describes the history of the Charles University with a focus on sciences and reminds us of the most important representatives at the Charles University are recalled (Bernard Bolzano, Albert Einstein, Ernst Mach). Authors then pay their main attention to the history of anylytical chemistry. Despite the fact that analytical chemistry has been taught as a separate discipline at the Charles University since the middle of the 19th century, its roots can be traced back to the early years of the Charles University’s existence, i.e., six centuries before the Faculty of Science of the university was established. Therefore, the story of analytical chemistry at the Charles University represents an important chapter in the history of chemistry in the Czech Lands.