Where was Marco Polo born?
The famed explorer, Marco Polo, was born in 1254 in Venice, Italy. Luckily for Marco, he was born into a family with a decent amount of dough. Unluckily for Marco, his parents weren't around much. His mother died when he was young and his father and uncle spent a lot of time in Asia selling jewels. Marco Polo spent 23 years traveling through many parts of the world. He, also, commanded a Venetian warship against the rival city of Genoa where he became a prisoner of war and wrote his book "The Description of the World" or "The Travels of Marco Polo." People tried to get him to admit the elaborate adventures in the book were fake but Polo swore on his deathbed, "I have not told half of what I saw!" Source: Biography