About the travels of marco polo marco polo’s account of his journey throughout the east in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest european travel narratives, and it remains the most important. Marco polo's account of his journey throughout the east in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest european travel narratives, and it remains the most important the merchant-traveler from venice, the first to cross the entire continent of asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in china, tibet, india, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history. Marco polo (/ˈmɑrkoʊ ˈpoʊloʊ/ italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo] c 1254 -- january 9, 1324) was a venetian merchant traveler from the venetian republic whose travels are. Marco polo was born in venice, or possibly croatia, in 1254 located on the eastern coast of italy, venice served as a gateway to the riches of. See also a review of the book marco polo: from venice to xanadu, and a movie review of in the footsteps of marco polo sources bergreen, laurence marco polo: from. The italian marco polo is probably the world’s most famous traveler and one of the world’s first travel writers the famous venetian is believed to have left venice at age 17 to embark on a 24-year journey through the persian gulf and asia, spending much of this time in china in the court of the great mongol emperor kublai khan.
Who was marco polo - biography, facts & timeline chapter 16 / lesson 20 lesson marco polo was born into a venetian merchant family in 1254 in a city that was. The travels of marco polo remains a wondrous adventure narrative chronicling the thirteenth-century world from venice, his birthplace, to the far reaches of asia, marco polo tells of the foreign peoples he meets as he travels by foot, horse and boat through places including persia, the land of the tartars, tibet, india and, most importantly. An introduction to the history of travels by marco polo 1,789 words 4 pages a biography and travels of marco polo, an italian traveler and trader 2,887 words 6. Quizlet provides term:marco polo = venetian merchant traveler activities, flashcards and games start learning today for free.
Watch video venetian merchant and adventurer marco polo traveled from europe to asia from 1271 to 1295 he wrote il milione, known in. Marco polo was a very popular italian merchant traveler from republic of venice his travel records are recorded in a book called livres des merveilles du –monde this book introduced the europeans to china and central asia. The incredible life of marco polo essay:: 6 works cited length: 1123 words (32 double-spaced pages) rating: purple open document.
Marco polo (1254-1324) was born in venice, an italian city-state, to a powerful merchant family with extensive trade contacts marco polo had. It was marco polo's book of his travels that introduced europeans to china and central asia although he was not the first european to travel to china, he was the. Marco polo marco polo became famous for his many travels, starting with a trip to asia that began in 1271 his book about his travels became one of the most famous travel books in history. Marco polo: great explorers of the world the italian traveler, merchant, and writer left the european world a vast compendium of his travels.
The life and adventures of marco polo in xanadu did kubla khan, a stately pleasure-dome decree thus begins one of samuel taylor coleridge’s three great poems. What was marco polo's education a: he wrote a book about his travels, called the travels of marco polo this book inspired adventurers throughout history. Marco polo was an italian merchant traveler from venice whose travels are recorded in livres des merveilles du monde, a book that introduced europeans to central asia and china marco polo's death marco polo died at the age of sixty-nine years old.
Explore the life of the legendary traveler marco polo as told by musician and artist jeffrey lewis marco polo’s famous travelogue was penned in prison marco polo is remembered thanks to a colorful and popular narrative about his eastward voyage, known simply as “the travels of marco polo. Marco polo was his full name, he doesn't not have a middle name hewas an italian merchant traveler from venice whose travels arerecorded in the book of livres des merveilles du monde. -- marco polo marco polo (c 1254 – january 8–9, 1324) was a venetian merchant traveler and citizen of the venice republic whose travels are recorded in livres des merveilles du monde (book of the marvels of the world, also known as the travels of marco polo, c 1300), a book that described to europeans the wealth and great size of. Marco polo was the legendary italian merchant, explorer and traveler, who travelled to china and worked under emperor, kublai khan read this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline.