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Historians differ in their opinions of when the Middle Ages began and ended, most sources define the Middle Ages as an historical period from 500 AD to 1450 AD. While there was a suppression of knowledge and learning, the Middle Ages was a period full of discovery and inventing.
First paper money printed in China.
Movable type printing by Bi Sheng in China
Crossbow invented in France.
Magnetic compass invented.
Clothing buttons invented.
The Hindu-Arabic numbering system introduced to the west by Italian mathematician, Fibonacci.
Rodger Bacon invented his gunpowder formula.
Gun invented in China.
Circa 1268 - 1289
Invention of eyeglasses.
Mechanical clocks invented.
Circa 1285 - 1290
Modern glassmaking begins in Italy.
First mention of a handgun.
Scales for weighing invented.
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