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List of Famous Mafiosos

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List of famous mafiosos, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top mafiosos in the world? This includes the most prominent mafiosos, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable mafiosos is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic mafiosos were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned mafiosos.

List contains people like Al Capone, Louis Cafora.

From reputable, prominent, and well known mafiosos to the lesser known mafiosos of today, these are some of the best professionals in the mafioso field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous mafiosos ever?" and "What are the names of famous mafiosos?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
  • Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (, Italian: [kaˈpoːne]; born January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained...  more

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  • Henry Hill

    Henry Hill Jr. (June 11, 1943 – June 12, 2012) was an American criminal. Between 1955 and 1980, Hill was associated with the Lucchese crime family. In 1980, Hill became an FBI informant, and his...  more
  • Charles Luciano ( LOO-chee-AH-noh, Italian: [luˈtʃaːno]; born Salvatore Lucania [salvaˈtoːre lukaˈniːa]; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962), known as "Lucky Luciano", was an influential...  more
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  • Sammy Gravano

    Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano (born March 12, 1945) is a former underboss of the Gambino crime family. He is known as the man who helped bring down John Gotti, the family's boss, by agreeing to...  more
  • Anthony Salvatore Casso (born May 21, 1942) is an American mobster and former underboss of the Lucchese crime family. During his career in organized crime, Casso was regarded as a "homicidal maniac"...  more

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  • Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. (Italian: [koˈlombo]; June 16, 1923 – May 22, 1978) was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York....  more
  • Carlo "Don Carlo" Gambino (Italian: [ˈkarlo ɡamˈbiːno]; August 24, 1902 – October 15, 1976) was a Sicilian-American mobster and boss of the Gambino crime family, which is still named after him. After...  more
  • Joseph Bonanno

    Joseph Charles Bonanno Sr. (born Giuseppe Carlo Bonanno; Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈkarlo boˈnanno]; January 18, 1905 – May 11, 2002) was an Italian-born American mafioso, businessman and racketeer who, at...  more
  • Vito "Don Vitone" Genovese (Italian: [ˈviːto dʒenoˈveːze, -eːse]; November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-American mobster who rose to power during Prohibition as an enforcer in the...  more
  • Richard Cain (October 4, 1931 – December 20, 1973), also known as Richard Scalzitti, was a notoriously corrupt Chicago police officer and a close associate of Mafia boss Sam Giancana....  more
  • Jack Ignatius Dragna (born Ignazio Dragna; Italian pronunciation: [iɲˈɲattsjo draɲˈɲa]; April 18, 1891 – February 23, 1956) was an American Mafia member and Black Hander who was active in both Italy...  more
  • Antonio "Tony Ducks" Corallo (February 12, 1913 – August 23, 2000) was a New York City mobster and boss of the Lucchese crime family. Corallo exercised a tremendous control over trucking and...  more
  • Vincent Louis Gigante (; March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2005), also known as "Chin", was a New York Italian-American mobster in the American Mafia who was boss of the Genovese crime family from 1981...  more
  • Frank Abbandando (July 11, 1910 – February 19, 1942), nicknamed "The Dasher", was a New York City contract killer who committed many murders as part of the infamous Murder, Inc. gang. His preferred...  more
  • Carmine Galante (Italian: [ˈkarmine ɡaˈlante]; February 21, 1910 – July 12, 1979) was an American mobster and boss of the Bonanno crime family. Galante was rarely seen without a cigar, leading to the...  more

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  • Constantino Paul "Big Paul" Castellano (Italian: [kastelˈlaːno]; June 26, 1915 – December 16, 1985), also known as "The Howard Hughes of the Mob" and "Big Paulie" (or "PC" to his family), was an...  more

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  • Anthony Provenzano

    Anthony Provenzano, also known as Tony Pro, (May 7, 1917 – December 12, 1988) was a Caporegime (or captain) of the Genovese crime family of New York City, born May 7, 1917, in Manhattan's Lower East...  more
  • Salvatore "Handsome Sal" Vitale (born September 22, 1947 in Maspeth, Queens) was a New York City caterer and former underboss of the Bonanno crime family of the American Mafia before becoming a...  more
  • Vincent Teresa

    Vincent "Fat Vinnie" Teresa (1930–1990) was an American mobster in the Boston branch of the Patriarca crime family who was a lieutenant of boss Raymond Patriarca....  more
  • Vincent Palermo

    Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo (born June 4, 1944) is a former Italian-American mobster who was de facto boss of the New Jersey DeCavalcante crime family before becoming a government witness....  more
  • Primo Cassarino (born April 26, 1956) is a New York mobster who became an enforcer for Gambino crime family, and extorted money from actor Steven Seagal....  more
  • Michael DiLeonardo

    Michael DiLeonardo (born June 18, 1955) is a former Italian-American mobster turned government informant. He was a capo belonging to the Gambino family. In the early 2000s, DiLeonardo decided to...  more
  • Angelo Bruno (born Angelo Annaloro; Italian: [ˈandʒelo annaˈlɔːro]; (May 21, 1910 – March 21, 1980) was a Sicilian-American mobster, notable for being boss of the Philadelphia crime family for two...  more