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Bugsy Siegel

1906 - 1947

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Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American mobster who was a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip. Siegel was not only influential within the Jewish Mob, but along with his childhood friend and fellow gangster Meyer Lansky, also held significant influence within the Italian-American Mafia and the largely Italian-Jewish National Crime Syndicate. Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page celebrity gangsters.Siegel was one of the founders and leaders of Murder, Inc. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bugsy Siegel has received more than 7,263,566 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Bugsy Siegel is the 81st most popular social activist (up from 95th in 2019), the 811th most popular biography from United States (up from 973rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Social Activist.

Bugsy Siegel is most famous for being the mastermind behind the construction of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Among social activists, Bugsy Siegel ranks 81 out of 538Before him are Annie Besant, Thomas Cranmer, Axel Munthe, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Liu Xiaobo, and Edmond James de Rothschild. After him are Sakamoto Ryōma, Gerald Durrell, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Amílcar Cabral, Errico Malatesta, and Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad.

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Among people born in 1906, Bugsy Siegel ranks 49Before him are Robert E. Howard, Vladimir Prelog, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Oleg Antonov, Marie José of Belgium, and Clyde Tombaugh. After him are Klaus Mann, Estée Lauder, Marcel Carné, Ernst Chain, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, and Empress Wanrong. Among people deceased in 1947, Bugsy Siegel ranks 34Before him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Stanley Baldwin, G. H. Hardy, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Irving Fisher, and Luigi Russolo. After him are Alexander Löhr, Pierre Janet, Hans Fallada, Herbert Backe, Josephine Bakhita, and Qazi Muhammad.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bugsy Siegel ranks 811 out of 18,182Before him are Hilary Putnam (1926), Stanford Moore (1913), Ice-T (1958), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Louise Hay (1926), and Christopher Lambert (1957). After him are Nancy Pelosi (1940), Gene Tierney (1920), John Carpenter (1948), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Lionel Richie (1949), and Dizzy Gillespie (1917).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Bugsy Siegel ranks 10Before him are Helen Keller (1880), Rosa Parks (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Angela Davis (1944), Jane Addams (1860), and Jimmy Hoffa (1913). After him are Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), John Brown (1800), Frederick Douglass (1818), Betty Ford (1918), and Edward Snowden (1983).