Meyer Lansky

1902 - 1983

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Meyer Lansky (born Meier Suchowlański; July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983), known as the "Mob's Accountant", was an American organized crime figure of Polish birth who, along with his associate Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States.Associated with the Jewish mob, Lansky developed a gambling empire that stretched across the world. He was said to own points (percentages) in casinos in Las Vegas, Cuba, The Bahamas and London. Although a member of the Jewish mob, Lansky undoubtedly had strong influence with the Italian-American Mafia and played a large role in the consolidation of the criminal underworld. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meyer Lansky has received more than 4,790,064 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Meyer Lansky is the 15th most popular mafioso (down from 13th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Belarus (up from 17th in 2019) and the most popular Belarusian Mafioso.

Meyer Lansky was an American mobster who was involved in gambling, bootlegging, and the development of the National Crime Syndicate.

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Among mafiosos, Meyer Lansky ranks 15 out of 54Before him are Frank Abagnale, John Dillinger, Jeffrey Epstein, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Bernardo Provenzano, and Wyatt Earp. After him are Karl Gebhardt, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Ned Kelly, John Gotti, Mark David Chapman, and Velupillai Prabhakaran.

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Among people born in 1902, Meyer Lansky ranks 27Before him are Marcel Breuer, Josemaría Escrivá, Alfred Kastler, Harold Lasswell, Arne Tiselius, and Kurt Alder. After him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Reinhard Gehlen, Alexander Luria, Mikhail Suslov, Juscelino Kubitschek, and Walter Houser Brattain. Among people deceased in 1983, Meyer Lansky ranks 16Before him are Felix Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, David Niven, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, and Nikolai Podgorny. After him are Gerhard Barkhorn, Alfred Tarski, Gloria Swanson, John Fante, George Cukor, and Albert Claude.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Meyer Lansky ranks 14 out of 274Before him are Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Andrei Gromyko (1909), Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732), Yitzhak Shamir (1915), Simon Kuznets (1901), and Chaim Soutine (1893). After him are Ryszard Kapuściński (1932), Yanka Kupala (1882), Sviatopolk I of Kiev (978), Hacı I Giray (1397), Petr Shelokhonov (1929), and Stanislav Shushkevich (1934).

Among MAFIOSOS In Belarus

Among mafiosos born in Belarus, Meyer Lansky ranks 1