Charlie "Lucky" Luciano

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Salvatore Lucania

Also Known As: ""Lucky Luciano"", "Lucky Luciano"
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Italien
Death: January 26, 1962 (64)
Naples, Campania, Italy (Heart attack)
Place of Burial: Queens County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Lucania and Rosalie Lucania
Husband of N.N.
Partner of Igea Lissoni and Emilia Lucania
Father of N.N. and <private> Lucania
Brother of Fannie Galasso; Bartolomeo Lucania; Giuseppe Lucania and Constance Mafalda Digiacomo
Half brother of Fannie Galasso

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About Charlie "Lucky" Luciano


Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian mobster born in Sicily. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in America for splitting New York City into five different Mafia crime families and the establishment of the first commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associate Meyer Lansky, instrumental in the development of the "National Crime Syndicate" in the United States.

He was born on 24 November 1897 in Lercara Friddi, Sicily, a town primarily known for its sulfur mines. His parents, Antonio and Rosalia Lucania, had four other children: Bartolomeo (born 1890), Giuseppe (born 1898), Filippia (born 1901), and Concetta (born 1903).

When Charlie was 10 years old (1907), the family emigrated to the United States.[2] They settled in New York City, a common destination for Sicilian immigrants at that time.[3] While a teenager, he started his own gang. Unlike the other street gangs whose business was to pickpocket, mug, and steal, Lucania decided to offer protection to the Jewish kids who were always picked on by Italian and Irish kids. He would charge ten cents per week for each kid.

By the age of 20, he was well integrated into the crime scene in the Lower East Side, being involved in theft, extortion,[1] and drug trafficking (for which he served a six-month prison term in 1916). He also became life-long friends with Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky.

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Charlie "Lucky" Luciano's Timeline

November 24, 1897
January 26, 1962
Age 64
Naples, Campania, Italy
Queens County, New York, United States