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Marco Polo Ids - • Kublai Khan – king of the Mongols...

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Marco Polo – Italian explorer. Appointed as emissary of Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongols. Traveled across Asia. Niccolo and Maffeo Polo – Marco Polo’s father and uncle, respectively. Venetian businessmen. Traveled to Mongolian Empire and made promise to Kublai Khan to come back with 100 wise men and oil from Holy sepulcher.
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Unformatted text preview: • Kublai Khan – king of the Mongols • Rustichello – writer imprisoned with Polo after being captured during battle between Venice and Genoa. Recorded Polo’s account of his journeys • Quinsai – city in China. Polo claims to have aided in the Mongolian invasion of the city by coming up with the plan of using catapults....
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