Accompanied by his father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo, Marco Polo travelled overland to China in 1271–75. He then spent 17 years serving Kublai Khan (1215–94), grandson of Genghis Khan and conqueror of China, for whom he undertook assignments in China as well as in South and Southeast Asia.
Aug 01, 2018 · Marco Polo Creation of modern states; unification of Russia and China Increases flows and awareness of technologies and ideas across Eurasia 1.4 Marco Polo’s Journey The Polo Family’s Story Niccolo Polo, Marco’s father; Maffeo Polo, Marco’s uncle Marco Polo born 1254 into a Venetian trading family
The earliest European merchants known to have reached China overland were Niccolo and Maffeo Polo in 1266. They returned to Venice and took young Marco, now fifteen, on their second trip. In 1300 Marco Polo published his Book of the Marvels of the World, becoming an instant legend.
Oct 04, 2018 · As to people we DO know about, Niccolò and Maffeo Polo might qualify, Nic was Marco Polo’s father, Maffeo his uncle. The two had traveled the orient for many years, making “deals” and opening up trade. When Marco was old enough to travel, Nic and Maffeo took him along on a 24 year trip through India and to China.
Niccolò and Maffeo Polo (1,155 words) exact match in snippet view article find links to article business northeast to Soldaia, a city in Crimea, and left Constantinople in 1259 or 1260. Their decision proved wise. Constantinople was recaptured in 1261
Marco Polo was born in Venice on September 15, 1254 to a wealthy Venetian merchant named Niccolò Polo. Marco’s father and his uncle Maffeo Polo being merchants had established trading posts in Constantinople, Sudak in Crimea, and in a western part of the Mongol Empire in Asia.
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