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Marco Polo / Gutenberg Edition / Woodcut, 1477
1254 – 1324,
Italian merchant, explorer and writer, born in the Republic of Venice.
Portrait of Marco Polo.
Woodcut from a Middle High German translation...
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Marco Polo in China: Anniversary 2021 and 2025
Marco Polo, c.1254 - 1324.
The Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo reached China in 1275 after a four-year journey and lived there for 17 years.
Marco Polo's travelogue "Book of the Marvels of the World" was written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Italian explorer, describing Polo's travels through Asia between 1271 and 1295 and his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan.
Marco Polo's fantastic descriptions of China, greatly influenced
how the country was perceived in Europe at the time.
1271 Beginning of the journey to China – 2021: 750th anniversary.
1275 Marco Polo reaches China – 2025: 750th anniversary