An 18t-century Qing dynasty prent depictin Cai Lun as the patron o paper makin
Guiyang (the day Leiyang), Cheenae
121 (aged 73)|
Han Palace o Luoyang, nou Luoyang, Henan Province, Cheenae
Cai Lun ([tsʰâi lwə̌n]; Cheenese: 蔡伦; AD 48– 121), coortesy name Jingzhong (敬仲), wis a Han dynasty Cheenese eunuch an offeecial. He is tradeetionally regairdit as the inventor o paper an the papermakin process, in forms recognisable in modren times as paper (as opponed tae papyrus). Awtho early forms o paper haed exeestit in Cheenae syne the 2nt century BC, he wis responsible for the first signeeficant impruivement an staundartisation o paper-makin bi addin essential new materials intae its composeetion.
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