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Gunpowder was discovered in the 9th Century by Chinese alchemists, which led to the invention of firearms in the 1100's.


Gunpowder is the first physical explosive and propellant. Before its invention, many incendiary and burning devices had been used, including Greek fire.


Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless gunpowder, ... Gunpowder was invented in 9th century China and spread throughout most parts of Eurasia by the end of the 13th century. Most arguments on ...


Nov 4, 2010 ... Gunpowder commonly known as black powder is made of sulfur, saltpeter ... the world waited for 500 years till the invention of nitroglycerine.


How Gunpowder was Invented. Emperor Wu Di of the Han Dynasty. Emperor Wu Di of Ancient China's Han dynasty (156-87 B.C.) wanted to live and rule forever ...


When Chinese alchemists invented gunpowder it was a mistake. The alchemists were trying to find a potion for immortality and instead they wound up making ...


Gunpowder in Ancient China - the invention of gunpowder.


Apr 6, 2008 ... The quest for immortality ironically led to gunpowder's invention.


Find out WHO invented Gunpowder. WHEN the first Gunpowder was invented with a History Timeline. Discover WHY the invention of Gunpowder was so ...


Gunpowder was invented by Taoist alchemists in China during the Tang Dynasty. While the name of the actual inventor is unknown, an alchemist named Wei ...