Marco Polo’s Early Life• Born in Croatia or Venice• Born 1254• His dad went on journey• When 13 years old mother died• Raised by Uncle and Aunt• Well educated• 1269 father came back met Marco first time• 1271 Marco went off to journey aged 17
• His father Niccolò was a merchant who traded with the Middle East.
Timeline Of Marco Polo’s Life• 1254 born• 1269 father returns• 1271 left for China• 1292 Taken Princess to Persia• 1295 The Polo’s return to Venice• 1298 Genoa defeats Venice takes 7,000 prisoners including Marco• 1298 In prison wrote his book.• 1299 Marco released from prison
Timeline Of Marco Polo’s Life• 1300 Marries women named Donata• 1323 Becomes sick• 1324 Dies in Venice
Marco Polo’s Death• Usually in bed because of his sickness in 1323• Died in Venice aged 70• Died in the year 1324• Resting place is in Church called San Lorenzo• When he was about to die he said “I have not told half of what I saw.”
Successes and DefeatsSuccesses Defeats• Well Educated in Trading • Dad gone for most of• 1269-Father returns from Childhood Journey • Mother died when 13 years• 1271-Leaves for China old• 1295-Returns from China • 1298-Marco becomes• 1298-Starts to write his Imprisoned book • 1323-Becomes Sick• 1299-Relaesed from prison • 1324-Dies In Venice• 1300-Gets Married
Marco Today?• Most historians think his book is true• Some people still think it is all fake• Some people only think he got to Persia.• People think that he didn’t go to China because he doesnt mention tea drinking, Chinese writing, and the Great Wall of China.