Johann Rudolf Glauber
Glauber, Johann Rudolf (yōˈhän rōˈdôlf glouˈbər) [key], 1604–70, German alchemist. A forerunner of scientific chemists, Glauber made many practical advances in analytical chemistry; he devised new procedures and was the first to prepare several compounds, including Glauber's salt. Little is known of his life.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Chemistry: Biographies