Vito Genovese

1897 - 1969

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Vito Genovese (Italian: [ˈviːto dʒenoˈveːze, -eːse]; November 21, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-born American mobster involved with 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 as a major force in organized crime in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vito Genovese has received more than 4,035,131 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Vito Genovese is the 24th most popular mafioso (down from 23rd in 2019), the 1,433rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,336th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Mafioso.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year Vito Genovese has had the most page views in the with 572,704 views, followed by Italian (43,817), and Russian (42,973). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ukrainian (34.20%), Egyptian Arabic (32.02%), and Danish (25.77%)


Among mafiosos, Vito Genovese ranks 24 out of 70Before him are John Gotti, Semion Mogilevich, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ned Kelly, Ta Mok, and Tamam Shud case. After him are Vito Cascio Ferro, Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, Salvatore Giuliano, Khun Sa, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, and Joe Masseria.

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Among people born in 1897, Vito Genovese ranks 64Before him are Zakir Husain, Theodor Busse, Lester B. Pearson, Yeghishe Charents, Ana Aslan, and Jiroemon Kimura. After him are Benjamin Lee Whorf, Karl Löwith, Hans Baur, Sidney Bechet, Adolf Heusinger, and Mukhtar Auezov. Among people deceased in 1969, Vito Genovese ranks 47Before him are Li Zongren, Boris Karloff, Itzhak Stern, Erika Mann, Zakir Husain, and Walter Christaller. After him are René Barrientos, Raymond A. Spruance, Korney Chukovsky, Grażyna Bacewicz, Dragiša Cvetković, and Eberhard von Mackensen.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vito Genovese ranks 1,433 out of 5,161Before him are Alesso Baldovinetti (1425), Ruggero Deodato (1939), Giovanni il Popolano (1467), Mattia Preti (1613), Pietro II Orseolo (961), and Alberic II of Spoleto (911). After him are Coluccio Salutati (1331), Giuseppe Cesari (1568), Valentino Mazzola (1919), Francis V, Duke of Modena (1819), Pietro Gasparri (1852), and Pompeius Strabo (-135).

Among MAFIOSOS In Italy

Among mafiosos born in Italy, Vito Genovese ranks 4Before him are Salvatore Riina (1930), Lucky Luciano (1897), and Bernardo Provenzano (1933). After him are Vito Cascio Ferro (1862), Salvatore Giuliano (1922), Salvatore Maranzano (1886), Giuseppe Morello (1867), Russell Bufalino (1903), and Joe Profaci (1897).