Victor Lustig

1890 - 1947

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Victor Lustig (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪktoɐ̯ 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 909,824 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Victor Lustig is the 2,191st most popular politician (up from 2,955th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 66th in 2019) and the 16th 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 2,191 out of 15,710Before him are Anne de Montmorency, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Necmettin Erbakan, James II of Scotland, Yazid II, and Aspar. After him are Amanullah Khan, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Tarō Asō, Barsine, Mohammad Khodabanda, and Fahri Korutürk.

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Among people born in 1890, Victor Lustig ranks 28Before him are Robert Ley, Maria Goretti, Kurt Student, Franz Werfel, Fanny Kaplan, and Michael Collins. After him are Bohuslav Martinů, Giorgio Morandi, Rachele Mussolini, Anthony Fokker, Groucho Marx, and Hermann Joseph Muller. Among people deceased in 1947, Victor Lustig ranks 27Before him are Karl Mannheim, Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Nicholas Roerich, and Han van Meegeren. After him are Irving Fisher, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Luigi Russolo, Hans Fallada, and Aung San.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Victor Lustig ranks 68 out of 839Before him are Madeleine Albright (1937), Ludvík Svoboda (1895), Johann Stamitz (1717), Jan Masaryk (1886), Kurt Knispel (1921), and Max Wertheimer (1880). After him are Bohuslav Martinů (1890), Jerome of Prague (1379), Adalbert of Prague (955), Milada Horáková (1901), George of Poděbrady (1420), and Alois Senefelder (1771).

Among POLITICIANS In Czechia

Among politicians born in Czechia, Victor Lustig ranks 16Before him are Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (1271), Emil Hácha (1872), Karl Renner (1870), Karl Hermann Frank (1898), Ludvík Svoboda (1895), and Jan Masaryk (1886). After him are Milada Horáková (1901), George of Poděbrady (1420), Antonín Novotný (1904), Bonne of Luxembourg (1315), Maria Christina of Austria (1858), and Ottokar I of Bohemia (1155).