John Dillinger

1903 - 1934

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John Herbert Dillinger (; June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American gangster during the Great Depression. He commanded the Dillinger Gang, which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations. Dillinger was imprisoned several times and escaped twice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dillinger has received more than 11,662,625 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). John Dillinger is the 13th most popular mafioso (down from 5th in 2019), the 647th most popular biography from United States (down from 259th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Mafioso.

John Dillinger was a famous bank robber in the 1930s. He is most famous for robbing banks with his gang and then escaping from jail.

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Over the past year John Dillinger has had the most page views in the with 1,047,950 views, followed by Italian (89,818), and German (82,425). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (65.96%), Bulgarian (61.01%), and Simple English (57.36%)


Among mafiosos, John Dillinger ranks 13 out of 70Before him are Jack Ruby, Jesse James, Bernardo Provenzano, Meyer Lansky, Frank Abagnale, and Karl Gebhardt. After him are Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mark David Chapman, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Wyatt Earp, John Gotti, and Semion Mogilevich.

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Among people born in 1903, John Dillinger ranks 33Before him are Igor Kurchatov, Jiro Horikoshi, Fahri Korutürk, Karl Hanke, Raymond Queneau, and George Beadle. After him are Irène Némirovsky, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Matthias Sindelar, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Bruno Bettelheim, and Julius Fučík. Among people deceased in 1934, John Dillinger ranks 18Before him are Nestor Makhno, Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Tōgō Heihachirō. After him are Edmond James de Rothschild, Augusto César Sandino, Gustav Holst, Marinus van der Lubbe, Louis Barthou, and Mykhailo Hrushevsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Dillinger ranks 647 out of 20,380Before him are Gene Wilder (1933), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Jeff Goldblum (1952), D. B. Cooper (1931), and George Beadle (1903). After him are Alec Baldwin (1958), Lionel Richie (1949), Stanford Moore (1913), Paul Berg (1926), George Minot (1885), and Gary Becker (1930).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, John Dillinger ranks 6Before him are Al Capone (1899), Billy the Kid (1859), Jack Ruby (1911), Jesse James (1847), and Frank Abagnale (1948). After him are Mark David Chapman (1955), Wyatt Earp (1848), John Gotti (1940), Richard Kuklinski (1935), Frank Lucas (1930), and Sundance Kid (1867).