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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 led 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 10,600,166 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John Dillinger is the 5th most popular mafioso (up from 10th in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from United States (up from 449th in 2019) and the 3rd 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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Among mafiosos, John Dillinger ranks 5 out of 52Before him are Pablo Escobar, Al Capone, Billy the Kid, and Lucky Luciano. After him are Jesse James, Salvatore Riina, Jack Ruby, Frank Abagnale, Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, and Meyer Lansky.

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Among people born in 1903, John Dillinger ranks 9Before him are Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, Konrad Lorenz, Olav V of Norway, Georges Simenon, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner. After him are Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, Kane Tanaka, Habib Bourguiba, Fernandel, and Galeazzo Ciano. Among people deceased in 1934, John Dillinger ranks 9Before him are Lev Vygotsky, Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Albert I of Belgium, and Kurt von Schleicher. After him are Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, Nestor Makhno, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and Gregor Strasser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Dillinger ranks 259 out of 18,182Before him are John Cage (1912), Rocky Marciano (1923), Ray Kroc (1902), George Westinghouse (1846), Oliver Hardy (1892), and Gwyneth Paltrow (1972). After him are Nina Simone (1933), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Mary Cassatt (1844), B.B. King (1925), Robert Peary (1856), and Margaret Mitchell (1900).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, John Dillinger ranks 3Before him are Al Capone (1899) and Billy the Kid (1859). After him are Jesse James (1847), Jack Ruby (1911), Frank Abagnale (1948), Bernie Madoff (1938), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Mark David Chapman (1955), John Gotti (1940), and Richard Kuklinski (1935).