A list of important inventions

  • Period: Dec 4, 1000 to Dec 4, 1500


  • Dec 4, 1023

    Fiat? WTH

    Paper money is invented in China. I wonder if it was fiat money or a bearer document like a silver certificate.
  • Dec 4, 1045

    Movable type

    Movable type printing by Bi Sheng in China
  • Dec 4, 1050

    Weapons research first

    Crossbow invented in France.
  • Dec 4, 1182

    Directions anyone?

    Magnetic compass invented.
  • Dec 4, 1200

    Opps, I don't know what happened, the Tunic just opened up and the wind was so cold

    Clothing buttons invented.
  • Dec 4, 1202

    VII * XXVII / XI = there has to be a better way.

    The Hindu-Arabic numbering system introduced to the west by Italian mathematician, Fibonacci.
  • Dec 4, 1249

    Bigger bang

    Rodger Bacon invented his gunpowder formula.
  • Dec 4, 1250

    Hey I knew this stuff would come in handy some day.

    Gun invented in China. a new use for that smoky powder.
  • Dec 4, 1279

    I see, yes I see.

    1268-1289 Invention of eyeglasses.
  • Dec 4, 1280

    no candles, no sand, no water, no sundial - yeah.

    Mechanical clocks invented.
  • Dec 4, 1287

    No Don don't do it oh wait that not for several hundred years yet. WIND

    1285-1290 Windmills invented.
  • Dec 4, 1295

    Mazel Tov - clink crash

    Modern glassmaking begins in Italy.
  • Dec 4, 1326

    What's that in you hand? BANG! Ohhhhhhaaaaaaaarrrgggg

    First mention of a handgun.
  • Dec 4, 1328


    First sawmill.
  • Dec 4, 1366

    Do this kilt make me look fat my dear?

    Scales for weighing invented.
  • Dec 4, 1400

    Four, look ou... ouch

    First golf balls invented.
  • Dec 4, 1400

    What does it do? Oh that sound.....

    The first piano called the Spinet invented.
  • Dec 4, 1411

    no silly, not the horse.

    Trigger invented.
  • Dec 4, 1420


    Oil painting invented
  • Dec 4, 1421

    Higher, no a little to the left, thats it now down.

    In Florence, hoisting gear invented.
  • Dec 4, 1450

    this or is this better, how about now, this?

    Nicholas of Cusa creates spectacles of polished lenses for nearsighted persons.
  • Dec 4, 1455

    where do you want to go today? woohoo books for the people

    Johannes Gutenberg invents printing press with metal movable type.
  • Dec 4, 1465

    Oh my, look at the detail.....

    In Germany, drypoint engravings invented.
  • Dec 4, 1475

    Death from afar

    Muzzle-loaded rifles invented in Italy and Germany.
  • Dec 4, 1485

    What if.............and we were flying.......................jump out..........

    Leonardo DaVinci designed the first parachute.
  • Dec 4, 1486

    Yes your work is safe now

    In Venice, the first known copyright granted.
  • Dec 4, 1487


    Bell chimes invented.
  • Dec 4, 1492

    No really ,but what if............

    Leonardo da Vinci first to seriously theorize about flying machines.
  • Dec 4, 1493

    so it must look like this

    Martin Behaim invented the first map globe.
  • Dec 4, 1494

    spfftttt Aye laddie, it's like that the first time.

    Whiskey invented in Scotland