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Who invented Paper

fourdenier machinePaper today is produced across the world whereby the cellulose pulp (moist fibers) derived from wood, grasses or rags is pressed together and subsequently dried into flexible sheets.

Who invented Paper:

There has been much debate on who invented paper with many theories doing the rounds. One such popular belief was that the paper has its origins in ancient Egypt. This belief took its roots as the word “paper” came from the word “papyrus”, a plant found in abundance in Egypt.

The First known person who invented paper:

As per recorded history and as most commonly acknowledged, paper and the pulp paper-making process were said to be developed in China during the early 2nd century AD by Tsai Lun.

How he made paper:

He is said to be the first to create a thin, flat sheet or tissue primarily from bark, hemp, or rags. In fact, the elements of this ancient Chinese method are still used in modern paper mills. This style of Chinese paper making then spread to the West, Japan, Egypt and Europe, where it is said to have been introduced in Spain around AD 1100.

Modifications in creation process:

By the 1400s paper was being made throughout Europe, but it was three centuries later in the late 1700s that paper was being produced in long, continuous rolls. In 1798 a French paper mill clerk invented a machine that could make a continuous sheet of paper, that too of different sizes and shapes, from wood pulp. This machine was subsequently improved and patented by English paper makers Henry Fourdrinier and Sealy Fourdrinier in 1807. This invention is considered crucial to the development of newspapers.

Man first wrote on rocks, cave walls, wood, stone tablets, clay, tree barks, and several other materials. The invention of paper is undoubtedly a major contribution to man’s evolution from its primitive past to modern civilization. The paper is an imperative part of man’s day-to-day life, be it as a child or as an adult. Even in this modern computer and internet age, we still rely heavily on paper. However, the receding greens and other environmental concerns have created a lobby for `paper-less offices’ and judicious use of paper.

Other than paper-making, the invention of gunpowder, printing and the compass have also been made in ancient China and all of these together are considered as the `Four Great Inventions’ of China.


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Since many centuries, thousands of such products have been invented or discovered that are very important for our life and without them we could not survive or at least we could not live such easy and luxuries life. Wheel, paper, pen, comb, cloth are some of those things without which our life could not be easy.

Have you ever thought who invented these important things? In this post, we’ll try to tell you guys about the inventors of all the important things and products.

Ambulance was invented by Dominique Jean Larrey in early 1800’s in France.

Light Bulb was invented by Heinrich Goebel in 1825 Germany.

Air Conditioner was invented by Willis Carrier in 1906 in United States.

Motorcycle was invented by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885 in Germany.

Battery was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1799 in Italy.

Drinking Straw was invented by Marvin Stone in 1888 in United States.

Paper was invented by Cai Lun in 2nd century AD in China.

Clothes Hanger was invented by George E. Rideout in 1897 in United States.

The Mercury Thermometer was invented by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1714 in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi in 1895 in Italy.

Sewing Machine was invented by Thomas Saint in 1790 in England.

The Modern Steel was invented by Henry Bessemer in 1856 in England.

Guys, this list is not completed yet and we’ll keep updating it. Also we would love to receive such quires from our visitors and fans.