Marco polo, a famous medieval traveller, merchant and writer, was one of the first europeans to visit china and travel the silk road he did not only travel to. Marco polo was an italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the republic of venice his travels are recorded in. Marco polo was born into a venetian merchant family in 1254 in a city that was part of a fractured western europe to the east of the city, there was the friendly. Marco polo for kids overview reviews author biography series kids will join marco as he travels by caravan through vast deserts and over steep.
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. Marco polo called china “catai, as in cathay, a name derived from karakitay, an 11th century buddhist empire in western china beijing was referred to as. Quick facts: marco polo is known for traveling along the silk road to china, where he explored and documented much of asia not yet explored by europeans. Visit this site for this marco polo timeline detailing key dates and events fast facts and information for students, children & kids via the marco polo timeline.
In this masterly work, marco polo's incredible odyssey–along the silk road and through all the fantastic circumstances of his life–is chronicled in sumptuous and . Marco polo was an italian explorer his well-documented travels to china were some of the most influential in world history, and did much to kickstart the. 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. 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.
The travels of marco polo the famous explorer marco polo was born in the year 1254 to a family of merchants even then, the city where he was. Discover facts about marco polo the venetian explorer - from his early life in venice to his imprisonment. Marco polo was born in venice, one of the most successful trading cities polo's mother died when he was young, and he was raised by his. 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.
In this children's book entitled marco polo, demi presents beautifully “gilded” illustrations and a captivating 50-page biography of marco polo's. Follow marco polo from venice to beijing and read about the great scholartrip that inspired tales and legends. Marco polo was a venetian adventurer and merchant who traveled west and central asia from 1271 to 1295 click to read more facts or. Marco polo: biography of marco polo, including an account of his travels and his stay in china.
Marco polo (september 15, 1254 – january 9, 1324) was born to his father niccolo polo who was a wealthy merchant from europe to the eastern world marco. 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. The biography of marco polo tells the story of one of the most famous explorers of all time leaving venice with his father and uncle, he spent 24 years going all t. Marco polo was born in a venice that was wracked by political turmoil before he was born his father and uncle left for business in.
Find facts about marco polo for kids fun facts about marco polo for kids history and info about marco polo for kids. Learn about marco polo: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Marco polo is believed to have been born in 1254 in venice, italy (a few believe he was born on the island of korčula in present day croatia.
As the two brothers left a couple of months before marco polo was born, and only returned in 1269, this was the first meeting between the. 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. The wanderings and discoveries of explorer marco polo, for kids, are described in thrilling detail in this issue, from his original jaunt across asia as a teenager to .