Bernardo Provenzano

1933 - 2016

Photo of Bernardo Provenzano

Icon of person Bernardo Provenzano

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 il capo dei capi (the boss of bosses). His nickname was Binnu u tratturi (Sicilian for "Bernardo the tractor") because, in the words of one informant, "he mows people down." Another nickname was il ragioniere ("the accountant") due to his apparently subtle and low-key approach to running his crime empire, at least in contrast to some of his more violent predecessors.Provenzano was part of the Corleonesi Mafia clan who backed mob boss Luciano Leggio in the ambush and murder of Michele Navarra in the late 1950s. In 1963, Provenzano became a fugitive after a failed hit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernardo Provenzano has received more than 744,568 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bernardo Provenzano is the 13th most popular mafioso (up from 14th in 2019), the 733rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 783rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Mafioso.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 740k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Bernardo Provenzanos by language


Among mafiosos, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 13 out of 54Before him are Jack Ruby, Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale, John Dillinger, Jeffrey Epstein, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. After him are Wyatt Earp, Meyer Lansky, Karl Gebhardt, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Ned Kelly, and John Gotti.

Most Popular Mafiosos in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1933, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 28Before him are Arno Allan Penzias, Elinor Ostrom, Costa-Gavras, Corazon Aquino, Oliver Sacks, and Richard Rogers. After him are Gene Wilder, Paul Biya, Álvaro Siza Vieira, John Barry, Heinrich Rohrer, and Kim Novak. Among people deceased in 2016, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 32Before him are Harper Lee, Nancy Reagan, Carrie Fisher, Elie Wiesel, Prince, and John Glenn. After him are Andrzej Żuławski, Gene Wilder, Viktor Korchnoi, Hilary Putnam, George Kennedy, and Robert Vaughn.

Others Born in 1933

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2016

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bernardo Provenzano ranks 733 out of 4,088Before him are Peter Lombard (1096), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Angela Merici (1474), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), William II of Sicily (1153), and Richard Rogers (1933). After him are Desiderius (710), Louise of Orléans (1812), Persius (34), Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), and Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510).

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) and Salvatore Giuliano (1922).