The word “paper” has an Ancient Greek etymological origin, that of “papyros”. But who invented paper?
The Chinese invented paper back in the 2nd century BC.
Papermaking spread in Europe in the 10th century and then to Italy and South France reaching Germany by 1400.
Truth is that the invention of the printing press and the beginning of the Printing Revolution in the 15th century gave an even greater boost to the rapid expansion of European paper production.