Who Invented the Encyclopedia?

Pliny the Elder who was a Roman statesman compiled a thirty-seven chapter book of knowledge in the first century A.D. This work contained information on natural history, art, architecture, medicine, geography, geology and other culturally relevant subjects. In his preface he claimed that he had put together 20,000 facts from 2000 works by 200 authors. Some of the information added was from his own life experiences and knowledge base. For more information, look here: