Chinese Inventions:Matches

Oscar and Paul


The chinese people will make their lifes easier because they made something that they can do thing beter and faster.


Matches: China, Sixth Century CE. The first version of the match was invented in 577 CE by impoverished court ladies during a military siege. Hard pressed for tinder during the siege, they could otherwise not start fires for cooking, heating, etc. The matches consisted of little sticks of pinewood impregnated with sulfur. There is no evidence of matches in Europe before 1530.

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