Who Invented the Pencil and What Year?

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A pencil is a writing tool that was invented by a French army officer in 1795. That's the first time that it was discovered, when u mix ground graphite with the right kinds of clay, then the best lead for pencil were produced.
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Though graphite sticks had been used in England for marking purposes since the 1500s, the modern pencil was invented by Nicholas Jacques Conte in 1795, and consisted of powdered graphite mixed with clay surrounded by wood.
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