First Silk Waterproof Umbrella

The first waterproof umbrella was an oiled silk umbrella owned by King Louis XIII of France in 1637. Earlier umbrellas and parasols were used as sunshades, not as protection from rain.

Date:
      1637
Name(s):
      King Louis XIII
Location:
      France


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