Marco Polo

The Silk road Trader

Marco Polo's Early Life

Marco Polo was born around 1254 in Venice, Italy and His mother died when he was young, His father and uncle were very successful Jewel merchants and he never even met his father until he was 15 years old.

Photos of Marco Polo

Achievements and accomplishments

He wrote Il Milione, known in English as The Travels of Marco Polo.


Was among the first Europeans to describe many of the advanced technologies found in china.


His main Achievement was his journey on the silk road with his father in 1271, this helped evolve the trading process in Europe and the far east.

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