Who invented the first can in the world?
The answer is a French.
The French Revolution broke out in 1789, Napoleon 1 and the European powers were in fierce battle.
Years of wars made food supply for the army more difficult, so the government ordered who could find a way to preserve food for a long time would be rewarded 12, 000 francs.
Do you know what the 12,000 francs mean at that time? Among those of contemporary Hugo’s works, the protagonist Jean Valjean earned 109 francs in 19 years of hard labor. And poor Fantine sold a front tooth for only 20 francs. Finally a young pastry chef named Appel won the big prize.
He invented the first glass bottle can in the world in 1805. The canned food culture sprang up in the West and the whole world due to the World War 11. […]