Who Invented The First Kite?


The earliest known use of kites was by the Chinese approximately 2800 years ago. The kite was said to be invented by the 5th century BC Chinese philosophers Mozi and Lu Ban. By the year 549 AD paper kites were being flown and used to relay messages. Other uses of kites include testing the wind, signaling, measuring distances, lifting men, and for military communication.

The truth is no one truly knows by whom or when the first kite was invented, but we can be sure that they have been around for centuries and continue to be flown all over the world today!

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