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There is only about a 10 year difference between the two inventions: the lighter in 1816 and the match in 1827 [source].
J.W. Dobereiner's first lighter used a process involving hydrogen and platinum [source]. At the time, his invention was used mainly for lighting candles. Hydrogen and platinum are being experimented with today in conceptual automotive propulsion.
John Walker's phosphorous sulfate friction match isn't much different from those in your local store today. He didn't want the fame and notoriety or even to be known as an inventor. Someone in London took the friction ignition and applied it to his Lucifers brand and this eventually led Walker to give up matches altogether [source].


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