Marco Polo

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Marco Polo
Marco Polo portrait.jpg
Portrait of Marco Polo[Note 1]
Ọjọ́ìbí c. 1254
Venice, Venetian Republic
Aláìsí January 8, 1324(1324-01-08) (ọmọ ọdún 69)
Venice, Venetian Republic
Resting place Church of San Lorenzo
45°15′41″N 12°12′15″E / 45.2613°N 12.2043°E / 45.2613; 12.2043
Orílẹ̀-èdè Venetian (Italian)
Iṣẹ́ Merchant, Explorer
Known for The Travels of Marco Polo
Spouse(s) Danta Badoer
Children Fantina, Bellela, and Moretta
Parent(s) Mother: Unknown
Father: Niccolò Polo

Marco Polo (play /ˈmɑrk ˈpl/; Àdàkọ:IPA-it; c. 1254 – January 9, 1324)[1] was a Venetian merchant traveler[2][3] from the Venetian Republic whose travels are recorded in Il Milione, a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned about trading whilst his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, travelled through Asia and apparently met Kublai Khan.

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  1. The exact source is unknown, but the portrait originated from a 16th century painting in the Gallery of Monsignor Badia in Rome. Inscription: Marcus Polus venetus totius orbis et Indie peregrator primus. It appears in the Nordisk familjebok Berg 1915, p. 1261
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  2. William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone (1843). Tait's Edinburgh magazine, Volume 10. Edinburgh. 
  3. Hinds, Kathryn (2002). Venice and Its Merchant Empire. New York.