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, and held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rocky Marciano has received more than 7,708,669 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Rocky Marciano is the 2nd most popular boxer, the 214th most popular biography from United States (up from 225th 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 324Before him are Muhammad Ali. After him are Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, and Rubin Carter.

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Among people born in 1923, Rocky Marciano ranks 9Before him are Lee Kuan Yew, Shimon Peres, Idi Amin, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Charlton Heston, and Wisława Szymborska. After him are Heydar Aliyev, Irma Grese, Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Nadine Gordimer. Among people deceased in 1969, Rocky Marciano ranks 11Before him are Walter Gropius, Theodor W. Adorno, Sharon Tate, Franz von Papen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Kliment Voroshilov. After him are Liu Shaoqi, Jack Kerouac, Otto Stern, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Otto Dix, and Morihei Ueshiba.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rocky Marciano ranks 214 out of 15,968Before him are George Marshall (1880), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Philip K. Dick (1928), Richard Gere (1949), and Gary Cooper (1901). After him are Christopher Lloyd (1938), Herbert Hoover (1874), Whitney Houston (1963), George Westinghouse (1846), John Jay (1745), and Mel Gibson (1956).

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), Joe Louis (1914), George Foreman (1949), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Rubin Carter (1937), and Evander Holyfield (1962).