Tommaso Buscetta

1928 - 2000

Tommaso Buscetta

Tommaso Buscetta (Italian pronunciation: [tomˈmaːzo buʃˈʃetta]; 13 July 1928 – 2 April 2000) was an Italian mobster, a member of the Sicilian Mafia, who became one of the first of its members to turn informant (pentito) and explain the inner workings of the organization. Buscetta participated in criminal activity in Italy, the United States and Brazil before being arrested and extradited from Brazil to Italy. He became disillusioned with the Mafia after the murders of several of his family members, and in 1984, decided to cooperate with the authorities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tommaso Buscetta has received more than 695,695 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 69th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Tommaso Buscetta ranks 69 out of 182Before him are Boris Savinkov, Jeffrey Dahmer, Kang Kek Iew, Friedrich Jeckeln, Jordan Belfort, and Oskar Gröning. After him are Whitey Bulger, Marc Dutroux, Johann Rattenhuber, John Adams, Edmund Kemper, and Armin Meiwes.

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Among people born in 1928, Tommaso Buscetta ranks 104Before him are Gustav Leonhardt, Cy Twombly, Malcolm Glazer, Daniel Nathans, Musa al-Sadr, and Hans Modrow. After him are Erik Bruhn, Fidel Ramos, John Stewart Bell, Seki Matsunaga, Georgy Dobrovolsky, and Einojuhani Rautavaara. Among people deceased in 2000, Tommaso Buscetta ranks 51Before him are Michael Smith, Leonid Rogozov, Barbara Cartland, Jan Karski, Rudolf Kirchschläger, and Kemal Sunal. After him are Ivan Stambolić, Lila Kedrova, Don Budge, Yasuo Suzuki, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and Takashi Kano.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Tommaso Buscetta ranks 1,427 out of 3,282Before him are Arsenius the Great (354), Giulio Clovio (1498), Ugolino della Gherardesca (1220), Jacopo Sannazaro (1458), Bianca Maria Visconti (1425), and Joanna I of Naples (1326). After him are Giovanni Bottesini (1821), Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1533), Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena (1591), Matthias Gallas (1584), Alberic II of Spoleto (911), and Ascanio Sforza (1455).


Among extremists born in Italy, Tommaso Buscetta ranks 6Before him are Man in the Iron Mask (1640), Charles Ponzi (1882), Vincenzo Peruggia (1881), Carlo Gambino (1902), and Johnny Torrio (1882). After him are Frank Nitti (1886).

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