Marco Polo And Christopher Columbus

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Marco Polo as history goes does not stand out with some of the more historical figures of his time. This has become even more popular in the loosely based TV show that has been released about his life. However, without the writings that Marco Polo left us are the very reason we had people like Christopher Columbus. Marco Polo writings inspired Columbus to make the voyage and open up the world to new things, and create an entire generation of people to want to discover new things and see the world. If you believe in the writings of Marco Polo or believe they may not have just been his own you cannot challenge the fact that the stories he wrote and helped influence cartographers make maps that showed the new bold world that was out there to be …show more content…
With the continuous warfare going on between the Mongol factions they decided it would be best if they went by sea. Khan finally sent them on there was with messages to the pope, and many of the other kings. They left with several hundred people and many ships, but by the time they made it to the destination they have been ravaged by both storms and disease. The travel that took them to the China Sea, through the straits Malacca up to the Persian Gulf. The journey was supposed to be safer then going by land. However, this was not the case several hundred people left to make the journey to deliever the Princess, but of all the people that started the journey only 18 members actually survived the ordeal. The Polo’s and the young queen were members of the surviving crew that made it to the Port of Hormoz. The end of the voyage was not even the end of the ordeal for the people that are involved. Unfortunately the prince that they were trying to deliver the bride to died before they even got there. So, instead of marring the Great nephew the princess had to marry thee great-great nephew instead. The delivery was finally made and nine months with the court of Tabriz, the Polo family returned to there home in Venice, …show more content…
Marco Polo returned to Venice, he then became the commander of the in the war against Geona. He was captured during the battle and probably started the most important part of Marco Polo’s life. During his time I prison. Polo began to tell the story of the time that he spent in China, and then began the writings. Marco Polo’s story was told in The Description of the World or The Travels of Marco Polo. The stories that he told made the book a bestseller during the period, and also gave people the ability to distrust it and call him a liar. At the conclusion of the war in the summer of 1299 a peace was concluded between Venice and Geona. After his release of about a year in prison Marco Polo returned home to Venice. Marco Polo married Donata Badoer, and they had three children. Marco Polo died in 1324 at the age of seventy. He never knew that geographers used the information in his book to make the Catalan World Map of

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