Why was the crossbow invented?
It was a good tool for war.
Eddie Parenti invented the crossbow in 1789 ANS2: The inventor's name is probably lost to history. See the link for more crossbow info and the rest of this quote: The History of the Crossbow dates back to 600BC in Ancient China. The Greeks and the Romans were also known to use this weapon. The Medieval crossbow was introduced to England by William the Conqueror in 1066.