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Can we somehow link Marco Pole with Poland? :)


Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
6 Oct 2009 /  #1
I love that guy. I feel what if he was actualy a secret decendant of Poles?

Marcopole :)
TheOther 5 | 3,711  
6 Oct 2009 /  #2
Lodz_The_Boat
Did a quick google: Marco Pole seems to be a porn producer or actor. Should we link him to Poland, what do you think? :)
southern 75 | 7,096  
6 Oct 2009 /  #3
I feel what if he was actualy a secret decendant of Poles?

Marcopole :)

I don't think so.He wasn't black.
Mucha 2 | 32  
6 Oct 2009 /  #4
and that was going to be my alter-ego should I ever decide to be a porno "actor".. Damn!
Now I need to come up with a new one.... any suggestions?
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
7 Oct 2009 /  #6
His great- greatgrandfather once saw a picture of Poland in a windowshop.

>^..^<

M-G (acceptable?)
Crow 146 | 9,106  
7 Oct 2009 /  #7
Can we somehow link Marco Pole with Poland? :)

we can
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
7 Oct 2009 /  #8
How? Was he a slav? But thats just near... I meant....absolute Pole :)
Crow 146 | 9,106  
7 Oct 2009 /  #9
some say that he was Serb from Korcula island (Dalmatian coast). In that case his real name was probably Marko Polovina what is italianized Marco Polo

Some other say that he was Croat. But never mind because those others say also that Molise and Lusatian Serbs are in fact Croats. Its from repertoire of `croatization`

In any case he was Slavic and so linked to Poland.

see, i linked him with Poland. What more do you want? Sarmats are Sarmats
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
7 Oct 2009 /  #10
some say that he was Serb

Hahaha, Crow, I was just about to write that this was probably what you were going to say. You're priceless, Crow and highly entertaining. Never mind that it's nonsense, it's very amusing to read. Keep up the good work!

>^..^<

M-G (thinks Crow should get the forum-Academy Award in the category "Fictional Entertainment", or at least be nominated)
Crow 146 | 9,106  
7 Oct 2009 /  #11
highly entertaining. Never mind that it's nonsense

sure. Many Serbs were italianized. Its just soooo(op) funny and situation is absolutely nonsensical
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
7 Oct 2009 /  #12
Crow

They were, yes. But Marco Polo was probably not one of them as the common census among historians is that he was born in the city of Venice itself, not in the state of Venice. If he were born in the state of Venice there is a pssblity that he might have been Serbian, however, that is unlikely.

>^..^<

M-G (still thinks Crow is very amusing)
Crow 146 | 9,106  
7 Oct 2009 /  #13
learn then

The Statute of Korèula was first drafted in 1214. This legal document is the second oldest example of legislation among Slavs, with only the Russkaya Pravda of 11th and 12th Century Russia predating it.It guaranteed the autonomy of the island, apart from her outside rulers - Grand Principality of Ra┼íka (Serbian land), semi-independent Great Principality of Zahumlje (Serbian land) and the Republics of Ragusa (read Dubrovnik, that time Serbian land) and Venice.

read more...

According to a local tradition, Marco Polo was born at Korèula in 1254 to an established family of merchants, although there is no irrefutable proof of this claim. What is more definite however is that the Republic of Genoa defeated Venice in the documented Battle of Korèula off the coast of Korèula in 1298 and a galley commander, Marco Polo, was taken prisoner by the victors to eventually spend his time in a Genoese prison writing of his travels. However, some Italian scholars believe that he may have been captured in a minor clash near Ayas (in sources from those times: Laiazzo). The controversy over the birthplace of Marco Polo between the Venetian and Korèulan theories is the subject of debate up to the present day.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor%C4%8Dula
Harry  
7 Oct 2009 /  #14
Many Serbs were italianized.

No, they were civilised. Once they have at least a 50/50 chance of not being spotted as neanderthals, they are no longer Serbs.
Crow 146 | 9,106  
7 Oct 2009 /  #15
yes, you must be right
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
7 Oct 2009 /  #16
although there is no irrefutable proof of this claim.

That's actually the most important part of the text. That's what I said as well. There is no proof as such. The fact that he was a commander of a ship, doesn't automatically mean that he's from the area. So I guess we will never know for sure.

Another theory is that Marco Polo never went to Asia. That he heard stories of travelling merchants who did and he just made their stories his own. Actually I read something about that some time ago. Can't remember where, however, I will have a look at it and post it once I found it.

>^..^<

M-G (Adriatica)
Crow 146 | 9,106  
7 Oct 2009 /  #17
That's actually the most important part of the text.

Yes, as always when it comes to Slavs and especialy Serbs

That's what I said as well.

as well

There is no proof as such.

if they say so

The fact that he was a commander of a ship, doesn't automatically mean that he's from the area.

if you say so

So I guess we will never know for sure.

yes, you guess

Another theory is that Marco Polo never went to Asia.

possible

That he heard stories of travelling merchants who did and he just made their stories his own.

possible possible

Actually I read something about that some time ago. Can't remember where, however, I will have a look at it and post it once I found it.

allright

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