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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite

A kite is traditionally a tethered heavier-than-air craft with wing surfaces that react against the .... Stories of kites were first brought to Europe by Marco Polo towards the end of the 13th ... rebels by lofting a kite with a straw man which looked like a burning ball flying to the sky. .... There are other forms of sound-making kites.

wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-invented-the-kite

If we look solely at written history, though, Chinese philosopher Mo-tse was arguably the first person ever to build a kite. Mo-tse lived from approximately 468  ...

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/Who-invented-the-kite-and-when/articleshow/6211967.cms

Jul 24, 2010 ... No one knows exactly how or who invented the first kite. It is thought that the earliest use of kites was among the Chinese, approximately 2800 ...

kites.com/history-of-kites

Though the exact origin is debated, it's believed the home of the first kite was ... There is even evidence that emperors built wooden prototypes of kites that would ... whereas one man went as far as using a large kite to carry himself to the top of  ...

www.sacu.org/kitehistory.html

However, whatever it was that inspired the kite, it is believed that the very first kite ... supposed to have used a person-lifting kite to raise himself up to the roof of a ... Today in China Tianjin is well known for its kite making and the most famous ...

www.nationalkitemonth.org/five-people-who-changed-kite-history

Bell was a gentle and humane man who was concerned about the safety of his aeronauts. Hechose to make the first man-carrying attempts over the waters of ...

www.gombergkites.com/nkm/hist1.html

In the history of flight, the first lighter-than-air balloon (1783) and the first powered ... A favorite theme was of a young man skillfully using his kite to drop messages to a ... parafoil kites helped develop modern hang-gliders and sport parachutes.

www.batchelors.net/kites-in-the-classroom/10-kites-a-brief-history-for-students-and-teachers.html

Another text, written in 1430, describes how to make a kite from parchment, and ... He was the first person to describe scientifically the problems that would have ...

www.my-best-kite.com/history-of-kites.html

Kites were seen as technology, and it seems the first ones were invented in the ... of a certain master of joinery named Mu Zi who developed a man-lifting kite over ... Maybe there were some simple kites flown by ordinary people in this period.

www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/culture/kites.htm

A Chinese kite in ancient times would have used simple materials such as wood ... The first kites were what we today would call prototype kites: they were made of .... It states, "The earliest aircraft made by man were the kites and missiles of ...