World’s first fountain pen

Petrache Poenaru

At some stage during your schooling, you probably used a fountain pen in class and while doing your homework. And maybe you remember filling its reservoir with ink. But did you know that it was invented by a Romanian? Petrache Poenaru is the one who, in 1827, invented the world’s first fountain pen while he was a student in Paris. His invention was patented by the French Government.