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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_gunpowder

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

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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 ...

www.thoughtco.com/invention-of-gunpowder-195160

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 ...

fourriverscharter.org/projects/Inventions/pages/china_gunpowder.htm

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 ...

www.whoinvented.org/who-invented-gunpowder

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.

antiquitynow.org/how-gunpowder-was-invented

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 ...

quatr.us/war/gunpowder.htm

Gunpowder in Ancient China - the invention of gunpowder.

www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/focus/inventions.htm

The invention of paper greatly contributed to the spread and development of civilization. Before its invention, bones, tortoise shells, and bamboo slips were all  ...

www.livescience.com/7476-gunpowder-changed-world.html

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