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Marco Polo, famous merchant and adventurer, was Croatian, despite many diverse opinions about his native place, he was born on the Croatian island of Korčula. He traveled from Europe to Asia and he remained in China for 17 years. His book (work) Il milione - “The Million” - known in English also as the Travels of Marco Polo, is a classic of travel literature. The book made Marco a famous person, it was printed in French, Italian and Latin, and became the most popular read in Europe.