Time Line

1209

Genghis Khan sets out on his conquests

1215

Kublai Khan born

1227

Death of Genghis Khan

1241

Mongols invade Eastern Europe

1254

Marco Polo born

1260

Nicolo and Maffeo set out for the east

1264

Kublai Khan gains the throne

1269

Nicolo and Maffeo Polo return to Venice

1271-1368

Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty rules China

1271

Marco, Nicolo and Maffeo set out on their journey

1275

The Polos arrive at the palace of Kublai Khan

1292

The Polos set sail for home

1294

Kublai Khan dies

1295

The Polos return to Venice

1296

Marco Polo captured in battle

1298

Marco Polo tells his story

1324

Marco Polo dies

1368

Mongol rule ends in China; Ming Dynasty established

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