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 co...
Marco Polo was an Venetian merchant traveller and citizen of the Venice
Republic whose ... Marco Polo was born in 1254 in Venice Republic. His exact
Jul 8, 2014 ... Marco Polo was born in 1254, in Venice, Italy. He traveled extensively with his
family, journeying from Europe to Asia from 1271 to 1295.
Marco Polo was born around 1254 into a prosperous merchant family in the
Italian city-state of Venice. His father, Niccolò, and his uncle Maffeo had left the
Feb 27, 2013 ... Marco Polo was born around 1254 into a wealthy Venetian merchant family,
though the actual date and location of his birth are unknown.
Mar 12, 2013 ... A few months before Marco Polo was born in 1254, his father Niccolo and uncle
Maffeo left Italy on a trading excursion to Asia. The brothers ...
Feb 23, 2016 ... Marco Polo, (born c. 1254, Venice [Italy]—died January 8, 1324, Venice),
Venetian merchant and adventurer, who traveled from Europe to Asia ...
Apr 24, 2011 ... Inaugurating the museum this month, Mr Mesic described Marco Polo as a "world
explorer, born in Croatia, who opened up China to Europe".
About Marco Polo and Korcula. ... Significantly, Polo is reputed to have been born
in Korcula itself, although evidence to support this thesis is at best sketchy.