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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 1,101,340 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Victor Lustig is the 1,978th most popular politician (up from 2,188th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Czechia (up from 68th 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 1,978 out of 15,577Before him are Michael VI Bringas, Sweyn II of Denmark, Ferdinand I of Portugal, Athalaric, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France. After him are Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, John, Prince of Asturias, Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, Magnus the Good, and Damdin Sükhbaatar.

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Among people born in 1890, Victor Lustig ranks 26Before him are Carlos Gardel, Robert Ley, El Lissitzky, Kurt Student, Habibullāh Kalakāni, and Giorgio Morandi. After him are Maria Goretti, Franz Werfel, Fanny Kaplan, Michael Collins, Hermann Joseph Muller, and Groucho Marx. Among people deceased in 1947, Victor Lustig ranks 27Before him are Anton Denikin, Ernst Lubitsch, Pierre Bonnard, Karl Mannheim, Nicholas Roerich, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins. After him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Stanley Baldwin, G. H. Hardy, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Irving Fisher, and Luigi Russolo.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Victor Lustig ranks 61 out of 973Before him are Karl Renner (1870), Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787), Lída Baarová (1914), Karl Hermann Frank (1898), Ludvík Svoboda (1895), and Anton Raphael Mengs (1728). After him are Franz Werfel (1890), Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644), George of Poděbrady (1420), Peter Grünberg (1939), Karl Kraus (1874), and Max Wertheimer (1880).

Among POLITICIANS In Czechia

Among politicians born in Czechia, Victor Lustig ranks 16Before him are Emil Hácha (1872), Václav Klaus (1941), Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein (1940), Karl Renner (1870), Karl Hermann Frank (1898), and Ludvík Svoboda (1895). After him are George of Poděbrady (1420), Bonne of Luxembourg (1315), Jan Masaryk (1886), Maria Christina of Austria (1858), Ottokar I of Bohemia (1155), and Antonín Novotný (1904).