Marco Polo

Marco Polo

EXPLORER

Thirteenth-century explorer and namesake of the swimming pool game. He was the first European to keep a detailed journal of his experiences in China, and his writings became points of inspiration of Christopher Columbus. He was raised by his aunt and uncle and grew up learning about merchant subjects, and the handling of cargo ships. Without his book, II Milione, early Europeans would have known little about Central Asia or China. He married Donata Badoer, with whom he had three children.
  • When was
    Marco Polo born?

    Marco Polo was born on Tuesday, September 15, 1254

  • Where was
    Marco Polo born?

    Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy

  • How old is
    Marco Polo?

    Marco Polo is 766


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