When Was the Compass Invented?

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The first compass was invented around the year 1044. Modern liquid magnetic compasses stem from the mariners compass that was invented in Europe around 1190.
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Amalfi, Italy, claims to be birthplace of the compass, but China has an even stronger case, it can be traced back to 1040 there. No inventor name listed
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