Frank Costello

1891 - 1973

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Frank Costello (Italian: [koˈstɛllo]; born Francesco Castiglia; [franˈtʃesko kaˈstiʎʎa]; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973) was an Italian-American crime boss of the Luciano crime family. In 1957, Costello survived an assassination attempt ordered by Vito Genovese and carried out by Vincent Gigante. However, the altercation persuaded Costello to relinquish power to Genovese and retire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Costello has received more than 3,498,805 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Frank Costello is the 93rd most popular social activist (up from 103rd in 2019), the 987th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,060th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Social Activist.

Frank Costello was an Italian-American mobster who was one of the most powerful crime bosses in the country during the 1950s and 1960s. He was also a close friend of President John F. Kennedy.

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Among social activists, Frank Costello ranks 93 out of 544Before him are Augusto César Sandino, Syed Ahmad Khan, Alexander Parvus, René Cassin, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, and Bertha Pappenheim. After him are Annie Besant, Bugsy Siegel, Emilia Plater, Judas of Galilee, Flora Tristan, and Huda Sha'arawi.

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Among people born in 1891, Frank Costello ranks 30Before him are Edward Bernays, Frederick Banting, Osip Mandelstam, John Howard Northrop, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, and Fumimaro Konoe. After him are Cole Porter, Michael Chekhov, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Grant Wood, Max Amann, and Pier Luigi Nervi. Among people deceased in 1973, Frank Costello ranks 44Before him are Lex Barker, Jean-Pierre Melville, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Gerard Kuiper, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Howard H. Aiken. After him are W. H. Auden, Amílcar Cabral, Taha Hussein, Mary Wigman, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Katina Paxinou.

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Among people born in Italy, Frank Costello ranks 987 out of 4,088Before him are Roger de Flor (1267), Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons (1638), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Marcus Atilius Regulus (-299), Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus (-600), and Alfonso IV of Aragon (1299). After him are Roberto Cavalli (1940), Sandro Pertini (1896), Cosimo Rosselli (1439), Jacopo della Quercia (1374), Hormizd I (250), and Bartolomeo Colleoni (1400).


Among social activists born in Italy, Frank Costello ranks 6Before him are Fra Dolcino (1250), Errico Malatesta (1853), Antipope Clement III (1025), Beatrice Cenci (1577), and Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833). After him are Andreas Hofer (1767), Moses Montefiore (1784), Beppe Grillo (1948), and Giuseppe Impastato (1948).