Adolf Martin Pleischl

(1787 - 1867) University professor and chemist

He was born in the village of Jenišov near Horní Planá. From 1806 he studied medicine in Prague. In 1815 he graduated as a doctor of medicine and continued his studies in chemistry. In 1821 he graduated as a professor of general and pharmaceutical chemistry, then lectured at the Vienna University till 1848. He made the first water analysis in Prague. He made a significant contribution to the development of Czech spas, when he made analyses of springs in the North Bohemia spas. He was a propagator of the healing power of spas in Karlové Vary, Mariánské lázně, Františkovy Lázně and Teplice. His the most famous invention is a harmless non-metallic enamel used for the coating of metal dishes.