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Marco Polo (15 September, 1254 – January 8, 1324) was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295.

His travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo, a book that described to Europeans the then mysterious culture and inner workings of the Eastern world, including the wealth and great size of the Mongol Empire and China in the Yuan Dynasty, giving their first comprehensive look into China,[1] Persia,[2] India,[3] Japan and other Asian cities and countries.


  • This character is a fictional representation of Marco Polo, a real person. More information on this person can be found at Wikipedia.org.