To find the inventor of sausage we need to go back a very long way in our history. In fact, the origin of sausages globally goes back to our earliest civilisations.
It's almost certain sausages were developed out of a need common to many early groups. How to prevent spoilage of precious meat?
Prior to the age of refrigeration, the answer was…SALT! Notably, almost every tribe, nation, and ethnic group have a deep history of preserving meat with salt. Evidence shows this going back over 4000 years, and perhaps to the dawn of civilisation itself.
Where does the word sausage come from?
The word, Sausage originates from the Latin for salt - Sal, also Salsus – salt. Thus, sau and sal syllables are used to describe a variety of foods where salt is the focus ingredient or element:
Saussiche, saucisse - Northern France
sausage - previously Sawsyge in 15th Century Briton