The book was soon translated into many European languages and is known in English as The Travels of Marco Polo.
Several ships of the Italian navy were named Marco Polo, and Venice’s airport is named in his honor.
Marco Polo's father, Niccolт (also Nicolт in Venetian) and his uncle, Maffeo (also Maffio), were prosperous merchants who traded with the East.
Marco Polo's description of the Far East and its riches inspired Christopher Columbus's decision to try to reach those lands by a western route.
According to a late tradition, since they did not believe him, Marco Polo invited them all to dinner one night during which the Polos dressed in the simple clothes of a peasant in China.
Marco Polo helped to bring two different cultures into closer communication and can be considered one of the great cultural ambassadors in human history.
The name Marco Polo was given to a three-masted clipper ship built in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1851.
The fastest ship of her day, Marco Polo was the first ship to sail around the world in under six months.
The travels of Marco Polo are given an extended fantasy treatment in the Irish writer Donn Byrne's Messer Marco Polo, and in Gary Jennings' 1984 novel The Journeyer.
Marco Polo was later captured in a minor clash of the war between Venice and Genoa, or in the naval battle of Curzola, according to one tradition.
Marco Polo was one of the first and most famous Europeans to travel to Asia during the Middle Ages. He traveled farther than any of his predecessors during his 24-year journey along the Silk Road, reaching China and Mongolia, where he became a confidant of Kublai Khan.Aug 29, 2017
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.Sep 6, 2017
No. 1: Marco Polo was only 15 years old when he left Venice on the great adventure that took him to the court of Kublai Khan. His father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo Polo had made the journey previously.Dec 10, 2014
Marco Polo is best known for his accomplishments as a world traveler and pioneer in expanding trade routes in Asia, including what is now called the Silk Road. Marco Polo was not the first European to reach China, but he was the first to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience.
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.
When Marco Polo traveled to china with his father and ucle he sailed overland. When they returned they brought back ivory, jade, jewles, porcelean, and silk. He was one of the first European merchants to travel to Asia through China visiting the Kublai Khan in Beijing.
Book of the Marvels of the World (French: Livre des Merveilles du Monde) or Description of the World (Devisement du Monde), in Italian Il Milione (The Million) or Oriente Poliano and in English commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told ...
Kublai Khan sent Marco on a mission for him. Marco Polo traveled across China, and he did his mission so well that Kublai Khan decided Marco would work for him. Marco Polo rose in favor with the ruler of China, and he even became the ruler of one of Kublai Khan's cities.
But surprisingly, it's not totally off base to make that connection, because the Marco Polo pool game gets its name from the actual explorer. One origin story claims that while traveling to China, Marco actually got separated from his family and responded with "Polo" as they called for him with "Marco!"Dec 29, 2014