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When were cannons first used in warfare?

The first guns were cannons.  They were first used in warfare some time in the first half of the 14th century. The big guns that are now known as artillery were once called cannons.  “Cannon” comes from an old Latin word meaning “tube” or “reed.” The cannon first appeared in Europe during the 1300s, after …

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