Bernardo Provenzano

1933 - 2016

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Bernardo Provenzano (Italian pronunciation: [berˈnardo provenˈtsaːno]; 31 January 1933 – 13 July 2016) was an Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia clan known as the Corleonesi, a Mafia faction that originated in the town of Corleone, and de facto the boss of bosses ("il capo dei capi"). His nickname was Binnu u tratturi (Sicilian for "Bernie the tractor") because, in the words of one informant, "he mows people down". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardo Provenzano has received more than 1,135,340 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Bernardo Provenzano is the 9th most popular mafioso (up from 15th in 2019), the 651st most popular biography from Italy (up from 812th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Mafioso.

Bernardo Provenzano is most famous for being the head of the Sicilian Mafia.

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Among mafiosos, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 9 out of 70Before him are Griselda Blanco, Salvatore Riina, Lucky Luciano, Billy the Kid, Jack Ruby, and Jesse James. After him are Meyer Lansky, Frank Abagnale, Karl Gebhardt, John Dillinger, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, and Mark David Chapman.

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Among people born in 1933, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 31Before him are Arno Allan Penzias, Jayne Mansfield, Krzysztof Penderecki, Paul Biya, Paul J. Crutzen, and Abolhassan Banisadr. After him are Kim Novak, Quincy Jones, Costa-Gavras, Álvaro Siza Vieira, John Barry, and Antonio Negri. Among people deceased in 2016, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 26Before him are João Havelange, George Michael, Prince, Abbas Kiarostami, Jerome Bruner, and Nancy Reagan. After him are Gabriele Amorth, Alvin Toffler, Elie Wiesel, Carrie Fisher, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and Pierre Boulez.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 651 out of 5,161Before him are Luigi Riva (1944), Statius (40), Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Francesco Redi (1626), and Giovanni Gabrieli (1557). After him are Desiderius (710), Pope Telesphorus (100), Gabriele Amorth (1925), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Rudolph Valentino (1895), and Aulus Gellius (123).

Among MAFIOSOS In Italy

Among mafiosos born in Italy, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 3Before him are Salvatore Riina (1930), and Lucky Luciano (1897). After him are Vito Genovese (1897), Vito Cascio Ferro (1862), Salvatore Giuliano (1922), Salvatore Maranzano (1886), Giuseppe Morello (1867), Russell Bufalino (1903), Joe Profaci (1897), and Peggy Hettrick murder case (null).