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Marco Polo was born c. 1254 in Venice, Italy.
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... More>>

Marco Polo - Wikipedia


Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant traveller and citizen of the Venice Republic whose travels ... Marco Polo was born in 1254 in Venice Republic. His exact ...

Marco Polo - Journalist, Explorer - Biography.com


Jan 5, 2017 ... 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 - Exploration - HISTORY.com


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 year ...

Italians furious as Croatia lays claim to Marco Polo - Telegraph


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".

Marco Polo | Biography, Travels, & Influence | Britannica.com


Feb 6, 2017 ... Marco Polo, (born c. 1254, Venice [Italy]—died January 8, 1324, Venice), Venetian merchant and adventurer, who traveled from Europe to Asia ...

Marco Polo and His Travels - Silk Road Foundation


Niccolo and Maffeo had established a trading outpost on the island of Curzola, off the coast of Dalmatia; it is not certain whether Marco Polo was born there or in ...

Marco Polo: Facts, Biography & Travels - Live Science


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.

Kids Biography: Marco Polo - Ducksters


Occupation: Explorer and Traveler; Born: Venice, Italy in 1254; Died: January 8, 1324 Venice, Italy; Best known for: European traveler to China and the Far East.