1254 CE - 1324 CELife of the Venetian explorer Marco Polo.
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1254 CE - 1324 CE: Life of the Venetian explorer Marco Polo.
1271 CE - 1275 CE: Marco Polo travels across Asia to China.
1275 CE - 1292 CE: Marco Polo serves Kublai Khan in Mongol China.
1292 CE - 1295 CE: Marco Polo travels by land and sea from China to Venice.
1296 CE: Marco Polo is captured and imprisoned by the Genoese. While in prison he writes his Travels, an account of his time in Mongol China.