Victor Lustig

1890 - 1947

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Victor Lustig (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪktoːɐ̯ ˈlʊstɪç]; January 4, 1890 – March 11, 1947) was a highly skilled con artist from Austria-Hungary, who undertook a criminal career that involved conducting scams across Europe and the United States during the early 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Lustig has received more than 1,248,549 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Victor Lustig is the 2,528th most popular politician (down from 1,946th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 61st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Czech Politician.

Victor Lustig was most famous for being a con artist. He was known for selling the Eiffel Tower twice.

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Among politicians, Victor Lustig ranks 2,528 out of 19,576Before him are Muhammad I Tapar, Zimri, Sancho III of Pamplona, Pupienus, Tarō Asō, and Irene of Hungary. After him are Tomislav Nikolić, Georges Couthon, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, Paul Reynaud, Eric IV of Denmark, and Souphanouvong.

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Among people born in 1890, Victor Lustig ranks 29Before him are El Lissitzky, Franz Werfel, Kurt Student, Michael Collins, Bohuslav Martinů, and Maria Goretti. After him are Giorgio Morandi, Hermann Joseph Muller, Karl Harrer, Rachele Mussolini, Eduard Dietl, and Hans-Valentin Hube. Among people deceased in 1947, Victor Lustig ranks 31Before him are Pierre Bonnard, Nicholas Roerich, Black Dahlia, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, and Stanley Baldwin. After him are Alexander Löhr, Qazi Muhammad, Irving Fisher, Pierre Janet, Bugsy Siegel, and Josephine Bakhita.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Victor Lustig ranks 86 out of 1,200Before him are Wenceslaus I of Bohemia (1205), Věra Čáslavská (1942), Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644), Ottokar I of Bohemia (1155), Maria Christina of Austria (1858), and Antonín Novotný (1904). After him are Julius Fučík (1903), Jiří Menzel (1938), Petr Pavel (1961), Archduchess Anna of Austria (1528), Kurt Knispel (1921), and Johann Stamitz (1717).

Among POLITICIANS In Czechia

Among politicians born in Czechia, Victor Lustig ranks 23Before him are Karel Schwarzenberg (1937), Bonne of Luxembourg (1315), Wenceslaus I of Bohemia (1205), Ottokar I of Bohemia (1155), Maria Christina of Austria (1858), and Antonín Novotný (1904). After him are Petr Pavel (1961), Henry of Bohemia (1265), Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein (1940), Vratislaus II of Bohemia (1035), Konrad Henlein (1898), and Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen (1856).