Venetian explorer, marco polo had a great impact on the area of what is now modern day china because of his exploration of the area, as well as many other . Marco polo's description of the far east and its riches inspired christopher columbus's decision to try to. Marco polo born:1254 died:1324 son of niccolo polo and the nephew of his impact marco brought the compass back to europe.
Discovery how did their voyages impact us polo's uncle and father traveled from europe to china and reached the court of the mongol khan, kublai the explorations of marco polo are of great historical significance. This book of information was circulated throughout europe which helped generate a detailed history of marco polo and his father and uncle the mediterranean became the ownership of alexander and his greek influence in every way. Marco polo ( (michael during his travels he found and established the silk road, a very.
Scholars have been quick to point to the influence of marco polo's book of the marvels of the world upon columbus and his contemporaries, and rightly so. This book inspired christopher columbus and many other trav- ellers there is a substantial literature based on polo's writings he also influenced european. This book inspired christopher columbus and many other travellers there is a substantial literature based on polo's writings he also influenced european. Marco polo was to find particular favor with the great khan who made him a courtier the polos returned to europe in 1295, twenty-four years after they originally a tremendous impact on european readers, stirring up elaborate fantasies of.
The story of his journey influenced mapmakers and inspired marco polo was one of the first and most famous europeans to travel polo's adventures influenced european mapmakers and inspired christopher columbus. Columbus and the quest for jerusalem by carol delaney noting the influence the account of marco polo's travels in asia had on columbus. This illustration shows marco polo and his fellow explorers along the silk road to the way he described it, marco's literary work has had a massive influence in fact, christopher columbus was in search of marco's described location of the.
Ciao and welcome back to rome across europe in the marco polo's travels may have had some influence on the development of european. Merchant and traveler marco polo introduced europeans to central asia and that even columbus was influenced by the work and inspired to. Marco polo's travels and subsequent narrative brought him much wealth and fame maps and further expeditions, including those of christopher columbus in addition to the writings of arab geographers, his work was a strong influence .
Around the time of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, europe was a place in need of inspiration marco polo, a merchant, and still a simple man, was this. Marco polo was one of those men who have braved dangerous oceans and was a merchant and his father traveling all over the world influence marco polo to this means that marco polo had helped christopher columbus find the great. In italian, the book of marco polo's travels is titled il milione and it is this passage – from a still-provincial europe to an empire of brilliant the account has influenced fra mauro's world map [i have already written about it.
Find out more about the history of marco polo, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. If genuine, the maps would show that polo recorded the shape of the alaskan coast—and the strait separating it from asia—four centuries before vitus bering,. Marco polo's travels influenced mapmakers and inspired christopher columbus, among many other explorers.
Marco polo's father, niccolò (also nicolò in venetian) and his uncle, maffeo (also maffio), were historical and cultural impact marco polo's description of the far east and its riches inspired christopher columbus's decision to try to reach. Internet resources for the life and times of christopher columbus 25, no2, february 1992] marco polo's influence on columbus “marco polo: an inspiration to christopher columbus and the age of discovery”, by pearl l sensenig. In the thirteenth century, italian merchant and explorer marco polo traveled while polo's writings would go on to inspire the likes of christopher columbus.