Salvatore Riina

1930 - 2017

Salvatore Riina

Salvatore Riina (Italian pronunciation: [salvaˈtoːre (toˈtɔ r)riˈiːna]; 16 November 1930 – 17 November 2017), called Totò 'u Curtu (Sicilian for '"Totò the Short"', Totò being the diminutive of Salvatore), was an Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, known for a ruthless murder campaign that reached a peak in the early 1990s with the assassinations of Antimafia Commission prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, resulting in widespread public outcry and a major crackdown by the authorities. He was also known by the nicknames la belva ("the beast") and il capo dei capi (Sicilian: 'u capu di 'i capi, "the boss of bosses"). Riina succeeded Luciano Leggio as head of the Corleonesi criminal organisation in the mid 1970s and achieved dominance through a campaign of violence, which caused police to target his rivals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salvatore Riina has received more than 1,423,444 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Salvatore Riina ranks 6 out of 45Before him are Pablo Escobar, Al Capone, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Lucky Luciano. After him are Bernie Madoff, Jack Ruby, John Dillinger, Frank Abagnale, Velupillai Prabhakaran, and Karl Gebhardt.

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Among people born in 1930, Salvatore Riina ranks 20Before him are Hafez al-Assad, Steve McQueen, Mobutu Sese Seko, Baudouin of Belgium, Gene Hackman, and Pete Conrad. After him are Philippe Noiret, Harold Pinter, Anton LaVey, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Maximilian Schell, and Ion Iliescu. Among people deceased in 2017, Salvatore Riina ranks 11Before him are David Rockefeller, Zygmunt Bauman, Gene Cernan, Stanislav Petrov, Michael I of Romania, and Jeanne Moreau. After him are Jalal Talabani, Glen Campbell, Hugh Hefner, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Manuel Noriega, and John Hurt.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Salvatore Riina ranks 402 out of 3,282Before him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Cassiodorus (487), Geta (189), Oriana Fallaci (1929), Pope Pius I (90), and Pietro Mascagni (1863). After him are Elena Ferrante (1943), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Pope Cornelius (200), Annibale Carracci (1560), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), and Pope Sylvester III (1000).

Among MAFIOSOS In Italy

Among mafiosos born in Italy, Salvatore Riina ranks 2Before him are Lucky Luciano (1897). After him are Bernardo Provenzano (1933) and Salvatore Giuliano (1922).

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