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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.


Mar 13, 2017 ... The invention of gunpowder by Tang Dynasty Chinese alchemists, around 850 A.D. led to military applications in China and eventually around ...


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 ...


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 ...


Nov 4, 2010 ... The Chinese tried to keep the gunpowder a secret to themselves but during ... the world waited for 500 years till the invention of nitroglycerine.


Gunpowder in Ancient China - the invention of gunpowder.


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


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 ...


Gunpowder was invented by Chinese alchemists in the 9th century. Originally, it was made by mixing elemental sulfur, charcoal, and saltpeter (potassium ...