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Marco Polo
As a teenager, Marco Polo traveled to China (then known as Cathay) with his father and uncle. The trio spent 20 years at the court of Kublai Khan -- this at a time when few Europeans had ever visited that country. Polo eventually returned to Venice and collected the stories of his travels into a book, Il Milione (also known as The Travels of Marco Polo), which was widely read and is the basis of his lasting fame. Polo is now remembered as the man who introduced Europeans to the Orient, and his n More »
Born: c. 1254 (Venice, Italy)

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Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant traveller. His travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as The ...

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Mar 12, 2013 ... Discover fascinating facts about the life of Marco Polo and his legendary travels to the ... Marco Polo's famous travelogue was penned in prison.

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Find out more about the history of Marco Polo, including videos, interesting articles, ... among others, had already been there—he became famous for his travels ...

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Aug 29, 2017 ... Marco Polo was one of the first and most famous Europeans to travel to Asia during the Middle Ages. He traveled farther than any of his ...

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Sep 6, 2017 ... Marco Polo was an explorer and merchant from Venice. He was ... There is no evidence outside his famous book that he traveled so far east.

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Marco Polo was one of the most important and famous explorers and writers from Europe; however, the details of his early life and person life are hard to ...

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Marco Polo was an Italian merchant and explorer, famous for introducing Europeans to China and Central Asia. He inspired future travelers, including ...

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Short Biography, Facts and History about the life of Marco Polo and his famous travels to China and his meeting with the Kublai Khan. The role of Marco Polo as  ...

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Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner traveled on the Silk Road. He excelled all the other travelers in his determination, his writing, ...