ANSWERS: 8
  • the chinese they originally used it for fireworks
  • Chinese alchemists accidentaly discoved gunpowder by mixing sulpher,charcoal,and pottasium nitrate, and igniting the mix-causing a big explosion. First used to make fireworks and signals. Later used by chinese to make guns and cannons.
  • i think the chinese invented th gunpowder as study show they invented stuff that people use in wars and other stuff like that.
  • i think the chinese invented th gunpowder as study show they invented stuff that people use in wars and other stuff like that.
  • have no idea but it wasnt a good invention
    • B.H. Wilson
      But what about fireworks?
    • pearllederman
      not a good invention either
  • the Chinese
  • I also learned it was the Chinese who invented it.
  • ***As far as we know*** the Tang Empire (which historians normally describe as "Chinese") invented it in the 10th century. *** The oldest-known Muslim record dates to the 13th century. It seems extremely likely that they got the idea from China (whether directly or indirectly). It is quite possible (and a very persuasive hypothesis) that the information was brought to Islamic nations as a result of the conquests of the Mongol Empire. Not coincidentally, the oldest-known mention of gunpowder in Europe dates to the very same period - in fact, possibly the same decade. Again: the hypothesis that the information was brought to Europe by the Mongols is quite persuasive.

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