Robert Hanssen

1944 - Today

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Robert Philip Hanssen (born April 18, 1944) is a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States from 1979 to 2001. His espionage was described by the Department of Justice as "possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history." Hanssen is currently serving fifteen consecutive life sentences at ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison near Florence, Colorado. In 1979, three years after joining the FBI, Hanssen approached the Soviet Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) to offer his services, launching his first espionage cycle, which lasted until 1981. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Hanssen has received more than 4,533,869 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Robert Hanssen is the 38th most popular mafioso (down from 34th in 2019), the 4,210th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,187th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Robert Hanssen ranks 38 out of 54Before him are Richard Kuklinski, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Salvatore Maranzano, Du Yuesheng, Leo Frank, and Salomon Morel. After him are Teresa Claramunt Creus, Belle Starr, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, Jonathan Pollard, Kenneth Lay, and Assata Shakur.

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Among people born in 1944, Robert Hanssen ranks 272Before him are Whitfield Diffie, Kevin Ayers, Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, Lena Nyman, Storm Thorgerson, and David Rasche. After him are Yury Romanenko, Jan-Carl Raspe, Michel Maffesoli, Alex Metreveli, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Ard Schenk.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Hanssen ranks 4,210 out of 15,968Before him are Dean Jagger (1903), Harry Reems (1947), Howard Schultz (1953), Doris Miller (1919), Robert N. Bellah (1927), and Hank Azaria (1964). After him are William R. King (1786), Carl Spaatz (1891), Tony Randall (1920), Timothy Olyphant (1968), Irving Cummings (1888), and Glen A. Larson (1937).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Robert Hanssen ranks 17Before him are John Gotti (1940), Mark David Chapman (1955), Sundance Kid (1867), Frank Lucas (1930), Richard Kuklinski (1935), and Leo Frank (1884). After him are Belle Starr (1848), Iva Toguri D'Aquino (1916), Jonathan Pollard (1954), Kenneth Lay (1942), Assata Shakur (1947), and Troy Davis (1968).