Marco Polo

Marco Polo (English pronunciation: /ˈmɑrkoʊ ˈpoʊloʊ/  (listen); Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo]) (c. 1254 – January 8, 1324) was a Christian merchant from the Venetian Republic who wrote Il Milione, which introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned about trading whilst his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, travelled… Read More