Vito Genovese

1897 - 1969

Vito Genovese

Vito Genovese (Italian: [ˈviːto dʒenoˈveːse, -eːze]; November 21, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-born mobster who mainly operated in the United States. Genovese rose to power during Prohibition as an enforcer in the American Mafia. A long-time associate and childhood friend of Lucky Luciano, Genovese took part in the Castellammarese War and helped shape the rise of the Mafia and organized crime in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vito Genovese has received more than 1,939,856 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Vito Genovese ranks 24 out of 45Before him are John Gotti, Mark David Chapman, Tamam Shud case, Ta Mok, Frank Lucas, and Ned Kelly. After him are Salvatore Giuliano, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Richard Kuklinski, Semion Mogilevich, Sundance Kid, and Jeffrey Epstein.

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Among people born in 1897, Vito Genovese ranks 71Before him are Josep Pla, Fredric March, Dmitry Pavlov, Douglas Sirk, Zakir Husain, and Jean Epstein. After him are Sepp Herberger, Ana Aslan, Philippe Soupault, Johann Rattenhuber, Tarjei Vesaas, and Károly Kerényi. Among people deceased in 1969, Vito Genovese ranks 48Before him are Raymond A. Spruance, Li Zongren, Leo McCarey, Zakir Husain, Lucien Bianchi, and Erika Mann. After him are Jiří Trnka, Eberhard von Mackensen, Wilhelm Backhaus, Coleman Hawkins, Vesto Slipher, and Korney Chukovsky.

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