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 not only was influential within the Jewish mob, but along with his 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 5,127,447 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Bugsy Siegel is the 95th most popular social activist (down from 87th in 2019), the 974th most popular biography from United States (down from 879th in 2019) and the 11th 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 95 out of 544Before him are Alexander Parvus, René Cassin, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Bertha Pappenheim, Frank Costello, and Annie Besant. After him are Emilia Plater, Judas of Galilee, Flora Tristan, Huda Sha'arawi, Ishikawa Goemon, and Gerald Durrell.

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Among people born in 1906, Bugsy Siegel ranks 53Before him are Empress Wanrong, Estée Lauder, Marcelo Caetano, Ernst Chain, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, and Marie José of Belgium. After him are Marcel Carné, Anthony Mann, Max Delbrück, John Dickson Carr, Fredric Brown, and James Hadley Chase. Among people deceased in 1947, Bugsy Siegel ranks 38Before him are Hans Fallada, Aung San, Manolete, Pierre Janet, Alexander Löhr, and Stanley Baldwin. After him are Josephine Bakhita, Herbert Backe, Huda Sha'arawi, Qazi Muhammad, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, and Franz Böhme.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bugsy Siegel ranks 974 out of 15,968Before him are Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), James Avery (1945), Scott Glenn (1939), Éamon de Valera (1882), Muddy Waters (1913), and Jean Webster (1876). After him are James Ivory (1928), Alfred Hershey (1908), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Linda McCartney (1941), Brandon Lee (1965), and Lisa Kudrow (1963).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Bugsy Siegel ranks 11Before him are Rosa Parks (1913), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jane Addams (1860), Susan B. Anthony (1820), and Angela Davis (1944). After him are John Brown (1800), Marsha P. Johnson (1945), Frederick Douglass (1818), Betty Ford (1918), Edward Snowden (1983), and Fred Phelps (1929).