While it is heavily debated who invented the first sparkler, many historians credit the invention of sparklers to a man named Callinicos of Heliopolis. While it is difficult to know if he inveted it for sure, he is the oldest know human to have created a handheld firework.
According to the BBC’s e-cyclopedia, Callinicos of Heliopolis, an architect who lived in AD 670, created the first hand-held fireworks, called a cheirosiphon. This then led to the creation of today’s wide variety of sparklers. Proving that even 1300 years ago people were looking for ways to celebrate with sparklers. We should all be thanking Callinicos of Heliopolis.
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