Cai Lun

Cai Lun

Cai Lun ([tsʰâi lwə̌n]; Chinese: 蔡伦; CE 48–121), courtesy name Jingzhong (敬仲), was a Chinese eunuch, inventor, and politician of the Han dynasty. He is traditionally regarded as the inventor of paper and the papermaking process, in forms recognizable in modern times as paper (as opposed to papyrus). Although early forms of paper had existed in China since the 2nd century BCE, he was responsible for the first significant improvement and standardization of papermaking by adding ... more on Wikipedia

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