Woojin Chang - Modernisation of Marco Polo (Citations (Pineapple, Shannon…
Woojin Chang - Modernisation of Marco Polo
Who is Marco Polo
The history of Marco Polo
When he was captured while Venice was in war with Genoa he met Rusticello from Pisa who wrote the Travels of Marco Polo in French Dialect
Learned several languages including Mongolian and mastered 4 written alphabets
He was a personal assistant to Kublai Khan when Khan ordered Marco Polo back with priests and water from the holy spectre
He started being Khan's personal assistant from the age of 17
He was born in 1254, September 15 and died in January 8, 1324
Why is copernicus a mordern Marco Polo
Copernicus created a Solar system in which the Sun was in the middle instead of the Earth as was already said by Aristotle
This was called the Copernicus System or theory
Why is this related to Marco Polo?
He is related to Marco Polo as he found out about the Solar system as Marco Polo found out about China which the Europeans never had encountered before
The main reason Copernicus is related to Marco Polo is the fact that no one believed them until the Europeans went to China themselves.
The people of Venice thought that Marco was just telling fables. And they even went to the extent of calling the book of Marco Polo 'Il Milione' or 'One Million Lies'
Copernicus was similar in this aspect as he was not recognized with his theory of the Sun being in the middle of the Solar System as the Aristotian system was in control at the time.
Copernicus' Theory was also eventually proved and believed when Galileo Galilei came along with the discovery of the rings of Saturn and etc.
He is also related to Marco Polo as he influenced the world that came after him such as Marco Polo did
With the creation of the Copernican theory Galileo Gailei was able to make a major breakthrough in the field of science and space as they knew it at the time
He influenced the discovery of science after his time so much so that the years after Copernicus' theory was proved was called the Copernican Revolution
The future generation after The Copernican theory was approved helped the discovery of science go on as people started to apply the new mathamatics in order to discover and prove new things such as the laws of celestial motion.
They both discovered new things and defended their claims until their own deaths
In this way they helped to revolutionise the generations that came after them
Copernicus - Gave a time of Scientific Revolution or the 'Copernicus Revolution'
Marco Polo - Gave a pathway for people to follow in his path
Columbus followed in his footsteps but because of the mistakes he made in his calculations and his belief to follow in Marco's footsteps he came to find new land, The Americas
Copernicus' Modern Marco Polo Moment
He discovered that the Earth was not the center of the Solar System and introduced a heliocentric solar system which opened peoples eyes to show them that they are not the center of the earth. And it also gave sight to new discoveries in space such as Galileo did after Copernicus' time
How did Marco Polo and his book influence the World
He brought some ideas and inventions that were used in china and introduced them to the Venitians
Used in many italian recipies
Changed the way finance and commerce worked in Europe
This gave the Europeans a easier way to trade
Which resulted in the discovery of New England [America]
Used in many italian recipies
A more efficient energy source
Used for eyesight and later for the discovery of the telescope
Marco Polo's book influenced Christopher Columbus to set sail in order to find these lands Marco Polo had so elaborately described and ended up finding a entirely new continent which was America.
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Who is Copernicus
He was born in February 14, 1473 and died in May 21, 1543
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish Astronomer that first suggested a heliocentric solar system
Even with the Aristotelian Solar System being dominant at the time he made his own theory and defended it with evidence to his death and this theory ended up being proved by Galileo Galiei in the years to come and Copernicus was credited for his work years after he had died.