Thirteenth-century explorer and namesake of the swimming pool game. He was the first European to keep a detailed journal of his experiences in China, and his writings became points of inspiration of Christopher Columbus.Without his book, II Milione, early Europeans would have known little about Central Asia or China.Another famous Italian explorer was Amerigo Vespucci.BEFORE FAME
He was raised by his aunt and uncle and grew up learning about merchant subjects, and the handling of cargo ships.PERSONAL LIFE
He married Donata Badoer, with whom he had three children.The meaning of the name Polo: Alligator FUN FACTS
Explorer Marco Polo were born on Tuesday, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of , it is 241 days until Marco Polo next birthday.