Cai Lun

Inventor

0050 – 0121

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Who was Cai Lun?

Cai Lun, courtesy name Jingzhong, was a Chinese eunuch and political official. He is traditionally regarded as the inventor of paper and the papermaking process, in forms recognizable in modern times as paper. Although early forms of paper had existed in China since the 2nd century BC, he was responsible for the first significant improvement and standardization of paper-making by adding essential new materials into its composition.

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Born
0050
Guiyang
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Died
0121
China

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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