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What was Marco Polo's education?

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Marco Polo was educated by his aunt. He was born in 1254 in Venice, Italy, to a family of merchants. His father was away while when he was born, and his mother died while he was young, so he was raised and educated by his extended family.

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When his father and uncle made a second trip to China in 1271, Marco went with them. He experienced cultures and learned skills from his father and uncle during the 23-year trip. He wrote a book about his travels, called "The Travels of Marco Polo." This book inspired adventurers throughout history, including Christopher Columbus.

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