Marco Polo By: Tommy K. Palazoff

Marco Polo

Biography

Marco Polo was born in 1254 in Venice and died at the age of 69 on January 8th 1324 in Venice. He was born into a very wealthy family, but during his childhood he didn't spend much time with his parents as his mother died when he was young and his father and uncle were wealthy jewel merchants spending most of the time in Asia. As Marco began to get older he traveled in and out of China. He eventually commanded war against the city of Genoa. He was captured and sent to prison where he met two gentlemen. He began to be friends with the two and Marco told them many stories of his adventures to Asia and China. The stories were then put to paper and written in many of Mr. Polo's famous books.

How Did Marco Polo Fit Into The Renassience

Marco can be known for travelling to Asia as an explorer and a merchant. He fit into society because of his travels and how he brought back many inventions. He was a merchant that brought back different things and sold them to his city of birth, Venice.

Bibliography

"Marco Polo." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 08 July 2014. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.

Pineapple, Shannon Veit -. "Marco Polo - Renaissance Assignment." Prezi.com. N.p., 12 May 2014. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.

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