Why did Marco Polo work for Kublai Khan?


Why did Marco Polo work for Kublai Khan?

Marco Polo and Kublai Khan:

Marco Polo (1254-1324) was an Italian writer, explorer, and merchant who is known for his travelogue The Travels of Marco Polo. Kublai Khan (1215-1294) was a military leader of the Mongol Empire.

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Marco Polo's father was a merchant and spent Marco's early life away from him, meeting him for the first time in 1269 and taking him along for his...

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Marco Polo's Travels & Routes


Chapter 16 / Lesson 9

Learn about where, when, and why Marco Polo traveled. Explore his route around Asia and beyond. Learn about Polo’s family, influences, and contributions.

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