Marco Polo set sail in a fleet of Chinese junks, tans in 1292. The Khan asked them to accompany a Mongol princess, who is to marry a Persian chieftain.
Sep 15, 1254
Marco polo was born in Venice 1254 on the 15th September in a wealthy family. Marco Polo’s Father, Niccolo and uncle Maffeo Polo were successful jewel merchants who spent Most of Marco’s childhood in Asia.
Jan 1, 1260
Peace to the region
This changed the 13th century when the Mongols, led by Genhis Khan, conquered a huge area stretching from eastern Europe to China, bringing peace to the region. At last, Merchants could travel freely across Asia. The Italian Polo brothers were among the first Europeans to set of from Venice in 1260.
Jan 1, 1262
The brothers travelled to China
1262 till 1269, Niccolo and Maffeo travelled to China.
Jan 1, 1269
Marco Polo's father Niccolo and his Uncle Maffeo were merchants from Venice. After a 14 year trading voyage, they returned to there city in 1269. In that time, they had travelled all the way to china. Ther they met its ruler, Kublai Khan. Intrigued by the westerners, the Khan had asked them to retur to him with 100 learned men sent by the pope to discuss Christianity.
Jan 1, 1271
Travelled to Mongol empire
1271 till 1295 Marco Polo travelled around Mongol empire.
Jan 1, 1271
The journey begins
When Marco was 15, his father and uncle returned home from Asia. Though the pope did not agree with their request, the Polo brothers decided to return to Asia. This time, they took around 17 year old Marco polo in 1271.
May 1, 1275
Where they travled
. They sailed south from Venice, Italy in the Mediterranean to middle east. Then they traveled on a horse southeast overland to Persian (now known as Iran.) The journey took 21 years The Polo’s reached Kublai Khan’s summer palace at shangdy, May 1275, the journey took 3 ½ years so far.
Jan 1, 1288
The Mongol wife died
In 1288, ambassadors from persia arrived at the court of Kublai Khan. They reported that the loved Mongol wife of Kublai Khan who ruled Persia had died. Her last wish was that her husband should take a lady from her own clan for his next wife. The ambassadors asked Kublai Khan to select a woman to come back with him.
Jan 1, 1290
Return to Europe
By 1290, the Polo's were ready to return to Europe, Seeing the great Khan age, they feared that they would lose there position when he died, but they were also very homesick.
Jan 1, 1292
Set sail in fleet
Marco Polo set sail in a fleet of Chinese junks tans and left Cathay in 1292. The Khan asked them to accompany a Mongol princess, who is to marry a Persian chieftain.
Jan 1, 1295
Time to go home
It was time to go home. With an escort of Mongol horsemen, the Polo's set out on their jorney and rode by daily stages till they reached Trebizond they sailed to Constantinople, then to Negropont (the Greek island of Euboea), and from Negropont to Venice. This was the year of the Incarnation of christ 1295, Marco Polo reported.
Jan 1, 1298
Marco tells his travels
In 1298, soon after he returned home, Marco Polo was captured by Genose who were at war with Venice. While in prison, he told the story of his travels to a fellow prisoner, a man named Rustichello, who wrote it down in French.
Nov 11, 1324
People that are lost
Marco's mother died when he was young therefore, young Marco was primarily raised by extended family. Then he died in Venice 1324.