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When was gunpowder first used?

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Answered 2010-11-11 18:07:35
gunpowder was first used in 919 in china :]:):]:)

when a war was going off !!!and they used gun powder to defend back :)

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Gunpowder was first used in China in the 800s. They used gunpowder in fireworks.

Why did China invent gunpowder?

At first the gunpowder were used in fireworks, it was during the Ming Dynasty that gunpowder were really used for fire arms.

When was gunpowder used for first time?

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It is not possible to say who first invented gunpowder. It was certainly used by the Chinese long before the west

Who first invented gunpowder?

The Chinese. They used it in their fireworks.

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Which country first used gunpowder in rockets?

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What can gunpowder be used for?

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When did the Chinese first use gunpowder as a weapon?

919 A.D. They first used it for cannons

Why is gunpowder important today?

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Why isn't the gunpowder ther by the great wall of china?

I'm guessing you mean why it was not used for defense or weaponary. The answer is that the Chinese did not find a weaponary use for gunpowder, they used it mainly for fireworks. The Europeans were the first to use gunpowder for weapons.

Was gunpowder first used in europe?

Actually, no. If my memory serves, the Mongolians were first to use gunpowder weaponry. The Europeans adopted this adaptation from them because of the Mongolians spanned an empire from East Asia to Eastern Europe. But I'm sure the Mongolians were the first to use gunpowder.

How was gunpowder first used?

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Where did European Explorers first used gunpowder to take enslaved captives?

European explorers began to use gunpowder in order to take slaves captive. This was first done on the continent of Africa.

Was gunpowder first discovered in the Renaissance?

Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese and came to Europe by the 1200's. So, it was used well before the Renaissance.

Is Gunpowder still used to make guns?

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Why should gunpowder be illegal?

Gunpowder can be used to make a bomb. So unless you are licensed to be in possession of gunpowder, owning gunpowder is illegal.

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What did the Chinese use gunpowder for?

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The Mongols were the first to use gunpowder to?

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When was gunpowder first used in England?

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When was the first 'gun' made?

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