Marco Polo was an Italian merchant adventurer. He was born in Venice in 1254
Marco Polo was an Italian merchant adventurer.
He was born in Venice in 1254.
Some people debate over the location where he was born.
Both his father Niccolo and his uncle Maffeo were wealthy jewel merchants.
The Marco Polo were some of the first Europeans who traveled to China and Mongolia.
Marco's first trip to Asia was in 1271 when he was 17 years old. He traveled with his father and his uncle to the Mongol Empire in China.
They stayed for 17 years in China and worked as an advisor and aide to Kublai Khan.
When he returned to Venice he was captured at the age of 44 by the people living in Genoa and put in jail due to a conflict between Genoa and Venice.
During his time
in jail he dictated his book
Travels of Marco Polo
that chronicled his travels.
His book greatly described the Silk Road in China.
It was printed in French
, Italian and Latin.
hundreds of years
, Polo remained the only European source about China.
Polo's descriptions eventually wound up influencing Christopher Columbus. Columbus took a copy of Marco Polo's book with him when he set off to find a new route to the Orient.
Although Polo was not the very first
European to make these travels
, Marco brought back the most information.
Marco was released from prison in 1299.
In 1300 he married with Donata Badoer.
Donata and Marco Polo
had three daughters - Bellela
, Fantina and Moretta.
Marco Polo was a Christian.
Marco Polo became ill
and doctors tried to heal him
, but they were not successful and he passed away.
He lived until the age of 69, although he was just a few months short of 70 at his death on January 8, 1324.
Polo grew to bear the name "Il Milione" because he was considered to be a great storyteller of his time.
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