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Meyer Lansky

1902 - 1983

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Meyer Lansky (born Maier Suchowljansky; July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983), known as the "Mob's Accountant", was an American organized crime figure who, along with his associate Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States.A member of the Jewish mob, Lansky developed a gambling empire that stretched around the world. He was said to own points (percentages) in casinos in Las Vegas, Cuba, The Bahamas and London. Lansky additionally had a 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 7,175,743 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Meyer Lansky is the 12th most popular mafioso (up from 15th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Belarus (up from 14th 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 12 out of 52Before him are Jesse James, Salvatore Riina, Jack Ruby, Frank Abagnale, Bernie Madoff, and Jeffrey Epstein. After him are Karl Gebhardt, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Bernardo Provenzano, Tamam Shud case, Wyatt Earp, and Mark David Chapman.

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Among people born in 1902, Meyer Lansky ranks 25Before him are William Wyler, Alfred Kastler, Walter Houser Brattain, Kurt Alder, Josemaría Escrivá, and Arne Tiselius. After him are Arne Jacobsen, Harold Lasswell, Marcel Breuer, Mikhail Suslov, Alva Myrdal, and Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque. Among people deceased in 1983, Meyer Lansky ranks 12Before him are Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Jon Brower Minnoch, and David Niven. After him are Nikolai Podgorny, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, Albert Claude, and Gloria Swanson.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Meyer Lansky ranks 13 out of 330Before him are Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732), Andrei Gromyko (1909), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Simon Kuznets (1901), and Yitzhak Shamir (1915). After him are Sviatopolk I of Kiev (978), Chaim Soutine (1893), Ryszard Kapuściński (1932), Hacı I Giray (1397), Yanka Kupala (1882), and Mstislav I of Kiev (1076).

Among MAFIOSOS In Belarus

Among mafiosos born in Belarus, Meyer Lansky ranks 1