Giovanni Falcone

1939 - 1992

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Giovanni Falcone (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni falˈkoːne]; 18 May 1939 – 23 May 1992) was an Italian judge and prosecuting magistrate. From his office in the Palace of Justice in Palermo, Sicily, he spent most of his professional life trying to overthrow the power of the Sicilian Mafia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Falcone has received more than 1,656,213 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Giovanni Falcone is the 2nd most popular judge, the 415th most popular biography from Italy (up from 514th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Judge.

Giovanni Falcone was an Italian judge who led the struggle against the Sicilian Mafia. He was killed by a bomb in 1992, along with his wife and three bodyguards.

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Among judges, Giovanni Falcone ranks 2 out of 53Before him are Deborah. After him are Adly Mansour, Roland Freisler, Paolo Borsellino, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fritz Bauer, John Roberts, John Marshall, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, Earl Warren, and Maryanne Trump Barry.

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Among people born in 1939, Giovanni Falcone ranks 12Before him are Francis Ford Coppola, Stanislav Petrov, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Amos Oz, Amanda Lear, and Reuven Rivlin. After him are Giovanni Trapattoni, Harvey Keitel, Ada Yonath, Romano Prodi, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi. Among people deceased in 1992, Giovanni Falcone ranks 13Before him are Friedrich Hayek, Joan Fuster, Francis Bacon, Astor Piazzolla, Mikhail Tal, and Olivier Messiaen. After him are John Cage, Barbara McClintock, Benny Hill, Anthony Perkins, Ernst Happel, and Li Xiannian.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Falcone ranks 415 out of 5,161Before him are Petronius Maximus (396), Antonio Meucci (1808), Philip Neri (1515), Pope Leo VII (900), Charles I of Hungary (1288), and Pope Anastasius I (340). After him are Pope Soter (120), Pope Clement III (1130), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Pope Sergius I (650), Philolaus (-470), and Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807).

Among JUDGES In Italy

Among judges born in Italy, Giovanni Falcone ranks 1After him are Paolo Borsellino (1940), and Carlo Biotti (1901).