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 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 2,714,058 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Vito Genovese is the 24th most popular mafioso, the 1,402nd most popular biography from Italy and the 4th most popular Italian Mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Vito Genovese ranks 24 out of 54Before him are Ned Kelly, John Gotti, Mark David Chapman, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ta Mok, and Tamam Shud case. After him are Khun Sa, Salvatore Giuliano, Griselda Blanco, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Sundance Kid, and Semion Mogilevich.

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Among people born in 1897, Vito Genovese ranks 64Before him are Yeghishe Charents, Sidney Bechet, Winifred Wagner, Philippe Soupault, Theodor Busse, and Hans Speidel. After him are Thornton Wilder, Karl Löwith, Sepp Herberger, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Jean Epstein, and Johann Rattenhuber. Among people deceased in 1969, Vito Genovese ranks 47Before him are Eberhard von Mackensen, Vjekoslav Luburić, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Erika Mann, and Li Zongren. After him are Radivoj Korać, Enrique Ballestrero, Wilhelm Backhaus, Korney Chukovsky, Ernest Ansermet, and Lucien Bianchi.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vito Genovese ranks 1,402 out of 4,088Before him are Liliana Cavani (1933), Giovanni Sforza (1466), Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826), Methodios I of Constantinople (788), Julia Flavia (64), and Anna d'Este (1531). After him are Luisa of Naples and Sicily (1773), Riccardo Broschi (1698), Antonio Segni (1891), Alessandro Valignano (1539), Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (1630), and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma (1889).

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 Salvatore Giuliano (1922).