Explorer Research Chart

Explorer
Name: Marco Polo
Picture
external image 220px-Marco_Polo_portrait.jpg
Source for Picture
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Marco_Polo_portrait.jpg/220px-Marco_Polo_portrait.jpg
Personal Background
  • nobleman
  • sailor
  • soldier
  • merchant
Marco Polo was a Sailor and a Merchant.
Sponsor
external image map-italy.pngItaly
Motives
  • to spread Christianity
  • to find a route to Asia
  • to find riches
To find a route to Asia, and to find riches.
Dates (give the range of years)
1271-1296
Route of Exploration
(include a map)
external image mapping%20of%20the%20journey.jpg
Source for Map
http://www.biography4u.com/image-files/mapping%20of%20the%20journey.jpg
Impact
  • claimed lands for a European nation
  • provided new information for maps
  • mistreated or killed American Indians
  • spread disease
  • established a settlement
Provided new information for maps.
Interesting factoid(s)
Marco Polo died in 1324 due to illness. On January 8th,1324. Marco Polo had three kids.
Source(s) for Information
http://www.biography4u.com/image-files/mapping%20of%20the%20journey.jpg