Frank Lentini

1889 - 1966

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Francesco "Frank" Lentini (May 18, 1889 − September 21, 1966) was a Sicilian-American sideshow performer who toured with numerous circuses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Lentini has received more than 1,113,567 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Frank Lentini is the 4,154th most popular politician (up from 5,664th in 2019), the 1,296th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,566th in 2019) and the 309th most popular Italian Politician.

Frank Lentini is most famous for being the first person to successfully use a polygraph to catch a murderer.

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Among politicians, Frank Lentini ranks 4,154 out of 15,710Before him are Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Ptahhotep, Benigno Aquino Jr., Roberto Eduardo Viola, Thein Sein, and Philip Noel-Baker. After him are Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Andreas Palaiologos, Conrad Hilton, Aga Khan III, Maurice Thorez, and Prince Henry of Prussia.

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Among people born in 1889, Frank Lentini ranks 48Before him are Vera Mukhina, Kim Tu-bong, Hannes Kolehmainen, Eberhard von Mackensen, Otto Georg Thierack, and Philip Noel-Baker. After him are Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Lyubov Popova, Siegfried Kracauer, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, and Reşat Nuri Güntekin. Among people deceased in 1966, Frank Lentini ranks 47Before him are Lao She, Elizabeth Arden, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Erwin Piscator, Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. After him are Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Siegfried Kracauer, Georges Duhamel, Jisaburō Ozawa, Evelyn Waugh, and Edward Gordon Craig.

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Among people born in Italy, Frank Lentini ranks 1,296 out of 4,088Before him are William III of Sicily (1185), Melania the Younger (383), Chiara Lubich (1920), Baldassare Longhena (1596), Mario Capecchi (1937), and Caesar Baronius (1538). After him are Vittorio Storaro (1940), Maria Cristina of Savoy (1812), Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1468), Adolfo Celi (1922), Lucio Fulci (1927), and Massimo Moratti (1945).


Among politicians born in Italy, Frank Lentini ranks 309Before him are Drusus Caesar (7), Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1490), Pompeius Strabo (-135), Lucius Munatius Plancus (-87), Mario Beccaria (1920), and William III of Sicily (1185). After him are Vittorio Storaro (1940), Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1468), Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417), Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466), Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz (1936), and Giovanni Giolitti (1842).