Kublai Khan takes the throneKublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan, took the role of the "Great Khan" in 1290. He focused on expanding his territory over all of China.
Kublai fails to invade Japan for first timeThe Great Khan tried to invade Japan, sending huge fleets and armies. Japan fought off his efforts.
Marco Polo arrives in Khan's courtMarco Polo was a famous Venetian trader who knew many Asian languages from his travels. Kublai employed him for government missions for 17 years.
Kublai Khan conquers ChinaKublai achieves his grandfather's lifelong dream by conquering the entirety of China in 1279. No foreigner had ever surpassed and ruled China before.
Kublai fails to invade Japan for second timeThe second time Kublai attempted to take over Japan, a typhoon destroyed his entire fleet.
The Polos leave ChinaThe Polo family left China to make the long journey back to Venice.
Kublai Khan diesHis dynasty began to fade as family members argued over who would succeed him.
Rebels overthrow Mongol ruleThis ends the Yuan dynasty.