Paper Invention and Inventors

Paper is a substance made from heated moist natural fibers, which are pressed and dried into a form of a thin sheet. This basic recipe was created 2 millennia ago and popularized by the exploits of one Chinese inventor. Find out more about paper invention here.

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Who Invented Paper?

Who invented paper? This honor is today attributed to the famous Chinese inventor Cai Lun whose innovative paper recipe revolutionized the way modern human race recorded data. Here you can learn more about him.

Cai Lun

Cai Lun

Here you can read story of Cai Lun, famous Chinese inventor who managed to refine the process of paper production in first years of 2nd century AD. His exploits enabled formation of the modern paper industry and wide adoption of paper all around the world.

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