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Marco Polo dies in Venice

8th January 1324

Marco Polo died on 8 January 1324 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer, writer and merchant who travelled extensively along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295. The popular hide-and-find game ‘Marco Polo’ is of course named after him and his travels.

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