Marco Polo, Italian Merchant and Explorer

Polo wearing a Tatar outfit

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Marco Polo
  • Birth: 1254 (date and place unknown)
  • Death: January 8, 1324, Venice, Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • Who he was: Italian merchant and explorer; The Travels of Marco Polo (originally in Old French Livre des Merveilles du Monde or Book of the Marvels of the World) was based on his stories

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