Marco Polo (September 15, 1254 - January 8, 1324) was a Venetian merchant and explorer who, along with his father and uncle, was among the first Westerners who traveled the Silk Road to China.
It is said that the powder introduced in Europe, but the first time it was used in the West happened at the Battle of Niebla (Huelva) in 1262. The Polo (Marco, his father and uncle) supposedly lived there for seventeen years before returning to Venice. After his return, Marco Polo had at that time 44 years and commanded a Venetian galley the day was fought before the walls of Korcula in Croatia, a naval battle against the great rival of Venice, Republic of Genoa in 1298 .
TheMarco Polo Genoese captured, taken to Genoa and there, in prison, Polo dictated to a certain Rustichello of Pisa fabulous memories of your trip to Cathay (China) and the return of Malacca, Ceylon, India and Persia. Rustichello wrote in a Franco-Venetian dialect the book known as Il Milione (The Million or "The Travels of Marco Polo") about his travels. The book was originally called divisament du monde ( "Understanding the world"), but became popular as Book of the wonders of the world and, later, as Il Milione. It is generally believed that the name came from the author's tendency to refer to large amounts; "Million" but it is more likely that your own name derivase "Emilione" abbreviated Milione.
There would be no,Therefore, in this name any reference to its hype. Marco Polo is considered one of the great explorers, and famous narrator in travel literature.