Hasan al-Rammah

Full name: 
Hasan al-Rammah
Date of death: 
1295

Hasan al-Rammah (died 1295) was a Syrian chemist and engineer. He was the first Muslim chemist to successfully create and engineer modern explosives. Hasan al-Rammah included 107 gunpowder recipes. He improved upon the gunpowder that was invented in China. He was the first Muslim to invent explosive rockets. He also worked on torpedoes and made several contributions to their design and manufacture.