Johnny Torrio

1882 - 1957

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John Donato Torrio (born Donato Torrio, Italian: [doˈnaːto ˈtɔrrjo]; January 20, 1882 – April 16, 1957) was an Italian-American mobster who helped build the Chicago Outfit in the 1920s. It was later inherited by his protégé Al Capone. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Torrio has received more than 2,005,094 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Johnny Torrio is the 58th most popular extremist (down from 55th in 2019), the 1,198th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,288th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Extremist.

Johnny Torrio was a Chicago mobster who, along with Al Capone, led the Chicago Outfit in the 1920s. He is most famous for being the first to import the "Chicago way" of doing business to New York City.

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Among extremists, Johnny Torrio ranks 58 out of 205Before him are James Earl Ray, George Stinney, George Jung, Karl Denke, Emperor Norton, and Jordan Belfort. After him are Pavlik Morozov, Willi Herold, Timothy McVeigh, Henri Désiré Landru, Friedrich Jeckeln, and Edmund Kemper.

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Among people born in 1882, Johnny Torrio ranks 56Before him are Jean Giraudoux, Otto Neurath, Harold Lowe, John Bauer, Wacław Sierpiński, and John Rabe. After him are Aleksandra Ekster, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Pavel Florensky, Feng Yuxiang, and Petre Dumitrescu. Among people deceased in 1957, Johnny Torrio ranks 44Before him are Maurice Garin, Beniamino Gigli, Hermann Buhl, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Ophüls, and Ernst Gräfenberg. After him are Giovanni Battista Caproni, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Carl Clauberg, Max Amann, Henry Norris Russell, and Moša Pijade.

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Among people born in Italy, Johnny Torrio ranks 1,198 out of 4,088Before him are Carlo Rubbia (1934), Giovanni Segantini (1858), Vittorio Gregotti (1927), Andrea Dandolo (1306), Claudia de' Medici (1604), and Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1533). After him are Federico Zuccari (1539), Enzo Bearzot (1927), Armando Diaz (1861), Norberto Bobbio (1909), Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli (1391), and Enrico De Nicola (1877).


Among extremists born in Italy, Johnny Torrio ranks 4Before him are Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Charles Ponzi (1882), and Tommaso Buscetta (1928). After him are Vincenzo Peruggia (1881), Carlo Gambino (1902), Frank Nitti (1886), Albert Anastasia (1902), and Matteo Messina Denaro (1962).