Joseph Bonanno

1905 - 2002

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Joseph Charles Bonanno (born Giuseppe Carlo Bonanno; Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈkarlo boˈnanno]; January 18, 1905 – May 11, 2002), sometimes referred to as Joe Bananas, was an Italian-American crime boss of the Bonanno crime family, which he ran from 1931 to 1968. Bonanno was born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, where his father was also involved in organized crime. At the age of three, Bonanno immigrated to New York City with his family, for about 10 years before he moved back to Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Bonanno has received more than 2,082,434 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joseph Bonanno is the 119th most popular extremist (down from 110th in 2019), the 1,996th most popular biography from Italy and the 9th most popular Extremist.

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Among extremists, Joseph Bonanno ranks 119 out of 209Before him are Elisabeth Becker, Aldrich Ames, Peter Sutcliffe, Rodney Alcala, Robert Hansen, and Mary Ann Cotton. After him are Dokka Umarov, Baruch Goldstein, Belle Gunness, Mohamed Atta, Aslan Usoyan, and Omar Abdel-Rahman.

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Among people born in 1905, Joseph Bonanno ranks 102Before him are Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu, Pierre Klossowski, Martin Gottfried Weiss, Anna May Wong, Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, and Karl Amadeus Hartmann. After him are Gertrude Ederle, Jean Daniélou, Edgar Snow, Nihal Atsız, Hiroshi Inagaki, and Jan Gies. Among people deceased in 2002, Joseph Bonanno ranks 96Before him are Michail Stasinopoulos, Dee Dee Ramone, Eugenio Coșeriu, Karel Reisz, Jacques Massu, and Cyrus Vance. After him are Alexander Lebed, Lionel Hampton, Văn Tiến Dũng, David Riesman, Nikolai Amosov, and Victor Weisskopf.

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Among people born in Italy, Joseph Bonanno ranks 1,996 out of 4,668Before him are Lamberto Dini (1931), Galeazzo II Visconti (1320), Maria Gonzaga, Duchess of Montferrat (1609), Antonio Tajani (1953), Prince Emmanuel, Duke of Vendôme (1872), and Ludovico Ludovisi (1595). After him are Francesco Botticini (1446), Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano (1690), Nicoletta Braschi (1960), Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus (100), Prospero Colonna (1452), and Mariangela Melato (1941).


Among extremists born in Italy, Joseph Bonanno ranks 9Before him are Tommaso Buscetta (1928), Vincenzo Peruggia (1881), Patrizia Reggiani (1948), Johnny Torrio (1882), Carlo Gambino (1902), and Frank Nitti (1886). After him are Albert Anastasia (1902), Russell Bufalino (1903), and Matteo Messina Denaro (1962).