Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Marco Polo

Marco Polo

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Marco Polo About

Thirteenth-century explorer and namesake of the swimming pool game. He was the first European to keep a detailed journal of his experiences in China, and his writings became points of inspiration of Christopher Columbus .

Marco Polo Before Fame

He was raised by his aunt and uncle and grew up learning about merchant subjects, and the handling of cargo ships.

Marco Polo Trivial Things

Without his book, II Milione, early Europeans would have known little about Central Asia or China.

Marco Polo Family Life

He married Donata Badoer, with whom he had three children.

Marco Polo Associated With

Another famous Italian explorer was Amerigo Vespucci .