Description: this is a journey through the life and adventures of the great italian explorer marco poloit was adapted from a webquest written by steven insko, doris miller elemementary : marco polo - traveler to the court of the great kubla kahn. Marco polo — italian explorer born on september 15, 1254, died on january 09, 1324 marco polo was an italian merchant traveller whose travels are recorded in livres des merveilles du monde, a book that introduced europeans to central asia and china. The italian explorer was responsible for introducing europeans to many new discoveries, including some that were far from accurate when marco polo saw a rhinoceros during his travels in asia, he claimed to have seen a unicorn. Marco polo (september 15, 1254 - january 8, 1324) was a venetian trader and explorer who, together with his father and uncle, was one of the first westerners to travel the silk road to china (which he called cathay) and visited the great khan of the mongol empire, kubilai khan (grandson of genghis khan. Enjoy the best marco polo quotes at brainyquote quotations by marco polo, italian explorer, born september 15, 1254 share with your friends.
Nico liuzzo founded marco polo international in 1985 after immigrating to the us from italy drawing on his proud italian heritage, he named the company after the explorer marco polo. Marco polo is an american-italian television miniseries originally broadcast by nbc in the united states and by rai in italy in 1982 it stars kenneth marshall as marco polo , the 13th-century venetian merchant and explorer. Tourists visit what is said has been the birthplace of italian explorer and sailor marco polo in the mediterranean town of korcula on korcula island, croatia, 16 may 2018.
A stage photo of opera marco polo [photo provided to chinadailycomcn] as the first medieval european to record his time in china in detail, italian explorer marco polo is a well-remembered. Students will examine the life of the famous explorer, marco polo they will follow and chart his travels along the ancient silk route, and his travels throughout the realm of kubla khan students will learn the names of the ancient kingdoms of the orient, east of constantinople, along with the names of the modern nations in that area. Marco polo was an italian explorer his well-documented travels to china were some of the most influential in world history, and did much to kickstart the european age of exploration. Italian explorer rescues the daughter of the mongol leader kublai khan, meets a hermit who has invented gunpowder and builds a cannon.
The influence of marco polo on geographic exploration was enormous and he was also a major influence on christopher columbus columbus owned a copy of travels and made annotations in the margins columbus owned a copy of travels and made annotations in the margins. In real life, marco polo (1254-1324) was an italian explorer who spent 17 years in china and established friendly relations with kublai khan’s court polo documented his travels in his book il milione (literally translated the million , but usually referred to as the travels of marco polo ), and his accounts became immensely popular in. Marco polo was one of the first and most famous europeans to travel to asia during the middle ages he traveled farther than any of his predecessors during his 24-year journey along the silk road. Marco polo was born in venice, italy in 1254 his mother died in 1260, so he was raised by his aunt and uncle his aunt and uncle were rich, and they taught him about foreign currency and appraising marco's uncle and father traveled to china in 1262, and met kublai khan, the ruler of china his. Marco polo was married to donata badoer and had three daughters, fantina, bellela and moreta the couple was married in 1300, and were married for 24 years after returning from china, marco polo was a prisoner of war in genoa he married donata badoer one year after his release from prison donata.
John cabot was an italian navigator and explorer who was the first european to discover the coast of north america in may 1497, with the help of english king henry vii, cabot decided to sail west from bristol to find out a direct route to asia. Marco polo was the legendary italian merchant, explorer and traveler, who travelled to china and worked under emperor, kublai khan read this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline. Marco polo was an italian merchant and explorer, famous for introducing europeans to china and central asiahe inspired future travelers, including christopher columbusborn presumably in the republic of venice around 1254, marco polo played an important role in cartography.
Marco polo: amazing adventures in china (great explorers of the world) [stephen feinstein] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers examines the life of italian explorer marco polo, including a childhood in venice, his travels in china and the mongol empire. Zhao is a teacher of chinese culture and sees himself as a kind of cultural ambassador, much like marco polo, and is also working as a consultant on a documentary about the italian explorer's travels. 7 marco polo - additionally, great-quotes has more than 25 million other easily searchable movie, proberbs, sayings and famous quotes we have also selectively chosen a large collection of inspirational, life, motivationa, friendship, graduation and funny quotes to help motivate and brighten you. The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of china and europe through trade.