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Lucky Luciano

1897 - 1962

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Charles "Lucky" Luciano ( LOO-chee-AH-noh, Italian: [luˈtʃaːno]; born Salvatore Lucania [salvaˈtoːre lukaˈniːa]; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian-born gangster who operated mainly in the United States. He started his criminal career in the Five Points Gang and was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for the establishment of the Commission in 1931, after he abolished the boss of bosses title held by Salvatore Maranzano following the Castellammarese War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucky Luciano has received more than 12,048,088 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Lucky Luciano is the 4th most popular mafioso (up from 5th in 2019), the 334th most popular biography from Italy (down from 331st in 2019) and the most popular Italian Mafioso.

Lucky Luciano is most famous for being the first boss of the Genovese crime family.

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Among mafiosos, Lucky Luciano ranks 4 out of 52Before him are Pablo Escobar, Al Capone, and Billy the Kid. After him are John Dillinger, Jesse James, Salvatore Riina, Jack Ruby, Frank Abagnale, Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, and Meyer Lansky.

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Among people born in 1897, Lucky Luciano ranks 9Before him are Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Anthony Eden, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Ivan Konev. After him are Ludwig Erhard, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, Georges Bataille, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, and Norbert Elias. Among people deceased in 1962, Lucky Luciano ranks 9Before him are Niels Bohr, Adolf Eichmann, Eleanor Roosevelt, William Faulkner, Karen Blixen, and Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. After him are Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, Arthur Compton, Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, and Princess Marie Bonaparte.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lucky Luciano ranks 334 out of 4,668Before him are Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), Geta (189), Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Paul I (700), and Sofonisba Anguissola (1535). After him are Pope Paschal II (1050), Roger II of Sicily (1095), Andrea Doria (1466), Canaletto (1697), Dario Fo (1926), and Pope Paul II (1417).

Among MAFIOSOS In Italy

Among mafiosos born in Italy, Lucky Luciano ranks 1After him are Salvatore Riina (1930), Bernardo Provenzano (1933), Vito Genovese (1897), Salvatore Giuliano (1922), Vito Cascio Ferro (1862), and Salvatore Maranzano (1886).