Marco polo: biography of marco polo, including an account of his travels and his stay in china marco polo italian explorer marco polo, (born c 1254, venice [italy]—died january 8, 1324, venice), venetian merchant and adventurer, who traveled from europe to asia in 1271-95, remaining. [marco polo manuel komroff] -- presents a translation of thirteenth-century venetian explorer marco polo's account of his marco polo marco polo marco polo material type: biography marco polo tells of the foreign peoples he meets as he travels by foot, horse and boat through the orient. Marco polo marco polo was born in c1254 in venice he was a venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in asia was the primary despite marco's enduring fame very little was known about the personal life of marco polo it is known that he was born into a leading venetian.
Marco polo was a wealthy merchant as well as an explorer and writer he journeyed from europe to the orient, where he served the mongol leader for 17 years before returning to marco got involved in a naval conflict as commander of a venetian ship and was captured and imprisoned by the genoese. An overview of the life and times of adventurer and merchant, marco polo polo left italy and served under chinese ruler kubla khan for 20 years upon his. The travels of marco polo from venice to asia opened up a whole new world to europeans the story of his journey influenced mapmakers and inspired three years after returning to venice, marco polo assumed command of a venetian ship in a war against genoa he was captured and, while being. Marco polo was only a young boy when he joined his uncle and father in a journey to asia conversations with marco polo is a biography of eugene haderlie, whose extraordinary life is deeply intertwine a biography of the italian explorer who became famous for his travels in asia.
Most of you have heard of marco polo the entertaining, swimming pool game, but have you heard of marco polo, the venetian explorer who traveled thousands of kilometers to china here are 16 facts about one of the first europeans to travel across asia. Identifier travelsofmarcopo92polo identifier-ark ark:/13960/t3708bz7w ocr abbyy finereader 80. Marco polo, one of the most famous and certainly one of the first travelers to follow the silk route to china, was born on 15 september 1254 in the republic of venice he was the son of nicolo polo, a venetian merchant who ran his business in partnership with his brother maffeo polo. Adventurers and explorers biographies leif eriksson ( 970-1020 ) eriksson was a norse explorer who made the first european journey to north america - 500 years before the more celebrated christopher colombus marco polo (1254 - 1324.
Marco polo (1254-1324) was a venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across asia at the height of the mongol empire he first set out at age 17 with his father and uncle, traveling overland along what later became known as the silk road upon reaching china, marco polo entered the. Marco polo marco polo was born in c1254 in venice he was a venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his t despite marco's enduring fame very little was known about the personal life of marco polo it is known that he was born into a leading venetian family of merchants.
Marco polo biography born: c 1254 venice died: january 8, 1324 venice venetian explorer and writer the traveler and writer marco polo left venice for cathay (now china) in 1271, spent seventeen years in kublai khan's (1215-1294) empire, and returned to venice in 1295. - marco polo marco polo was born in c1254 in venice he was a venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in asia was the primary source for the european image of the far east until the late 19th century marco's father, niccolo, and his uncle maffeo had traveled to china in 1260. Marco polo (/ˈmɑːrkoʊ ˈpoʊloʊ/ ( listen) italian: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo] venetian: [ˈmaɾko ˈpolo] 1254 - january 8-9, 1324) was an italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the republic of venice.
Marco polo (1254 to january 8, 1324) was a venetian explorer known for the book the travels of marco polo, which describes his voyage to and experiences in asia polo traveled extensively with his family, journeying from europe to asia from 1271 to 1295 and remaining in china for 17 of those years. Polo was born in about 1254, in venice (or possibly on the island of curzola, his family's trading outpost off the coast of dalmatia) when polo was six years old, his father and uncle, nic-colo and maffeo, embarked on a journey eastward to china, reaching the capital city of beijing in 1266, two years after. Marco polo was born in c1254 in venice he was a venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in asia was the primary source for early life despite his enduring fame, very little was known about the personal life of marco polo it is known that he was born into a leading venetian. The biography has the life history of marco polo he was an explorer, an anthropologist, an ethnographer and a writer he traveled from europe to asia and lived in china for 17 years his pioneering journey inspired christopher columbus and others too.
Marco polo was the legendary italian merchant, explorer and traveler, who travelled to china and worked under emperor, kublai khan marco polo was born to nicole anna defuseh and niccol� polo, a merchant who was on a trading expedition at the time of his birth. Marco polo was an italian (venetian) merchant, explorer and writer born in venice in 1254 he was born into a wealthy jewel merchant family - niccolo polo (his father) and his mother nicole anna defuseh who died when marco was very young in 1266 marco's father and uncle maffeo left for. Biography of marco polo in 1260, the brothers and venetian merchants niccolo and matteo polo traveled east from europe in 1265, they arrived at kaifeng, the capital of kublai khan's (also known as the great khan) mongol empire.