Marco Polo

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Social Studies
Subject:
Ancient History
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Marco Polo

Accomplishments

1254 - Born in Venice, Italy1271 - Made 1st trip to China1295 - Returned from China1324 - Died in Venice, Italy

A famous merchant who traveled the lands from Europe to Persia and further on to China – which came to be known as the Silk Road. His writings about the Far East inspired Christopher Columbus enough to want to visit those lands for himself – which actually led to the discovery of the New World.

Lasting Impact

Sparked people's interest about China and the Far East

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Jonathan Spohn

Born in Venice, Italy in 1254 and died there in 1324.After his mother died, he was raised by an aunt and uncle.Then in 1271, when he was 17, he went to Asia with his Dad and Uncle.When he returned to Venice in 1295, he had been gone for 24 years and had traveled over 15,000 miles.


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