Rocky Marciano

1923 - 1969

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Rocco Francis Marchegiano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969; Italian pronunciation: [markeˈdʒaːno]), better known as Rocky Marciano (, Italian: [marˈtʃaːno]), was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955. He held the world heavyweight championship from 1952 to 1956, and remains the only heavyweight champion to finish his career undefeated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rocky Marciano has received more than 9,851,146 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Rocky Marciano is the 2nd most popular boxer, the 218th most popular biography from United States (up from 254th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Boxer.

Rocky Marciano was a heavyweight boxer. He is most famous for being the only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated.

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Among boxers, Rocky Marciano ranks 2 out of 496Before him are Muhammad Ali. After him are Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Max Schmeling, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, and Carlos Monzón.

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Among people born in 1923, Rocky Marciano ranks 9Before him are Shimon Peres, Lee Kuan Yew, Heydar Aliyev, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. After him are Charlton Heston, Italo Calvino, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Irma Grese, and Marcel Marceau. Among people deceased in 1969, Rocky Marciano ranks 9Before him are Karl Jaspers, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Gropius, Franz von Papen, Sharon Tate, and Judy Garland. After him are Otto Stern, Kliment Voroshilov, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, C. F. Powell, Jan Palach, and Saud of Saudi Arabia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rocky Marciano ranks 218 out of 20,380Before him are Benjamin Harrison (1833), Richard Gere (1949), John Quincy Adams (1767), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Quentin Tarantino (1963), and Barry White (1944). After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Adam Sandler (1966), Priscilla Presley (1945), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Talcott Parsons (1902), and David Rockefeller (1915).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Rocky Marciano ranks 2Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942). After him are Joe Frazier (1944), Mike Tyson (1966), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Evander Holyfield (1962), and Jack Dempsey (1895).