Biography Marco Polo (2005)
rco Polo was born in 1254, in Venice, Italy. He traveled extensively with his family, journeying from Europe to Asia in 127195. He remained in China for 17 of those years. Around 1292, he left China, acting as consort along the way to a Mongol princess who was being sent to Persia. His book Il Milione describes his travels and experiences and influenced later adventurers and merchants. (born 1254, Venice [Italy]—died January 8, 1324, Venice) Venetian merchant and adventurer, who traveled from Europe to Asia in 1271–95, remaining in China for 17 of those years, and whose Il milione (“The Million”), known in English as the Travels of Marco Polo, is a classic of travel literature.