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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 3,382,031 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Vito Genovese is the 23rd most popular mafioso, the 1,340th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,402nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Vito Genovese ranks 23 out of 52Before him are Wyatt Earp, Mark David Chapman, John Gotti, Ned Kelly, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, and Richard Kuklinski. After him are Semion Mogilevich, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ta Mok, Khun Sa, Salvatore Giuliano, and Griselda Blanco.

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Among people born in 1897, Vito Genovese ranks 61Before him are Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Ye Jianying, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Hans Baur, Zakir Husain, and Douglas Sirk. After him are Theodor Busse, Marcel Petiot, Winifred Wagner, Karl Löwith, Elijah Muhammad, and Sidney Bechet. Among people deceased in 1969, Vito Genovese ranks 45Before him are Raymond A. Spruance, Eberhard von Mackensen, Vjekoslav Luburić, Allen Dulles, Zakir Husain, and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. After him are Li Zongren, Prince Konrad of Bavaria, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Enrique Ballestrero, René Barrientos, and Erika Mann.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vito Genovese ranks 1,340 out of 4,668Before him are Bruttia Crispina (164), Irnerius (1050), Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma (1679), Giovanni Papini (1881), Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466), and Giovanni Leone (1908). After him are Franco Alfano (1875), Gabriele Ferzetti (1925), Giovanni Boldini (1842), Otto, Count of Savoy (1023), Quintus Hortensius (-114), and Ugo Tognazzi (1922).

Among MAFIOSOS In Italy

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