Who was the first person in history to get a patent for a technical invention?

October 24, 2008 6:27am CST
It was to Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446), an architect and engineer. In 1421, Brunelleschi devised a barge with a hoist to be used for bringing marble blocks up the river Arno to Florence from the quarries at Carrera. However, he refused to construct the vessel until the city granted him the exclusive right to use his design for a period of three years. Thus he was awarded the first technical patent in history.
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
oh wow that is interesting, I am a very deep thinker and I often wonder how things got started, what gave the person the idea to start something, it is very interesting to find out just what does get things started, thank you.