Lucky Luciano

1897 - 1962

Lucky Luciano

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. Luciano 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 6,356,679 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Lucky Luciano ranks 5 out of 45Before him are Pablo Escobar, Al Capone, Billy the Kid, and Jesse James. After him are Salvatore Riina, Bernie Madoff, Jack Ruby, John Dillinger, Frank Abagnale, Velupillai Prabhakaran, and Karl Gebhardt.

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Among people born in 1897, Lucky Luciano ranks 9Before him are Irène Joliot-Curie, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Paavo Nurmi, Wilhelm Reich, and Subhas Chandra Bose. After him are Ivan Konev, Ludwig Erhard, Georges Bataille, Anthony Eden, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, and Norbert Elias. Among people deceased in 1962, Lucky Luciano ranks 8Before him are Hermann Hesse, Niels Bohr, Adolf Eichmann, William Faulkner, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, and Karen Blixen. After him are Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Compton, Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, Georgios Papanikolaou, and Gaston Bachelard.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lucky Luciano ranks 358 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Celestine V (1215), Pope Leo IV (790), John Cabot (1450), Pope Nicholas III (1215), Luigi Pirandello (1867), and Cato the Younger (-95). After him are Christine de Pizan (1365), Pope Felix III (440), Matteo Ricci (1552), Monica Bellucci (1964), Gordian III (225), and Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499).