Salvatore Maranzano

About Salvatore Maranzano

Who is it?: Mafia Boss
Birth Day: July 31, 1886
Birth Place: Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy, United States
Other names: "Little Caesar"
Occupation: Crime boss, mobster
Allegiance: Maranzano Crime Family

Salvatore Maranzano

Salvatore Maranzano was born on July 31, 1886 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy, United States, is Mafia Boss. Salvatore Maranzano was an American mafia boss from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Cosa Nostra boss, who led the Castellammarese War against his rival Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria and subsequently dethroned him as the mafia's capo di tutti capi ("boss of all bosses"). However, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who had helped him in the war against Masseria, later turned against him as he thought that Maranzano was even more power-hungry than Masseria had been. Due to his fascination with the Roman Empire of Caesar's time, he was considered a 'Mustache Pete' at heart – one of the old-school mafiosi like Masseria. Within a few months after gaining supreme Mafia power, Maranzano was murdered under the orders of Luciano, who then abolished the position of 'capo di tutti capi' and distributed power among Mafia families to prevent future turf wars. Joseph Bonanno, Maranzano's protégé and later his underboss, took over most of his rackets after his death and established the Bonanno crime family. Maranzano has been a well-known figure in popular culture and has been mentioned several times in crime fictions, movies and television shows, including Mario Puzo's 'The Godfather', 'Mobsters' and 'Boardwalk Empire'.
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Does Salvatore Maranzano Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Salvatore Maranzano has been died on September 10, 1931(1931-09-10) (aged 45)\nManhattan, New York, United States.

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When Salvatore Maranzano die, Salvatore Maranzano was 45 years old.

Popular As Salvatore Maranzano
Occupation Gangsters
Age 45 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 31, 1886 (Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy, United States)
Birthday July 31
Town/City Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy, United States
Nationality United States

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Salvatore Maranzano’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

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Salvatore Maranzano was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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Luciano arranged for Bugsy Siegel, Samuel "Red" Levine, and two other Gangsters to go to Maranzano's offices on September 10, 1931, posing as accountants or tax men. Once inside his 9th floor office, in the New York Central Building, they disarmed Maranzano's guards. The four assassins then shot and stabbed Maranzano to death. As they fled down the stairs, they met Coll on his way upstairs for his appointment with Maranzano. They warned him that there had been a raid, and Coll fled, too.


However, Maranzano's scheming, his arrogant treatment of his subordinates, and his fondness for comparing his organization to the Roman Empire (he attempted to model the organization after Caesar's military chain of command) did not sit well with Luciano and his ambitious friends, like Vito Genovese, Frank Costello, and others. Indeed, Luciano came to believe that Maranzano was, in his own way, even more hidebound and power-hungry than Masseria had been. Despite his advocacy for modern methods of organization, including crews of Soldiers doing the bulk of a family's illegal work under the supervision of a caporegime, at heart Maranzano was a "Mustache Pete" — an old-school mafioso too steeped in Old World ways. For instance, he was opposed to Luciano's partnership with Jewish Gangsters such as Meyer Lansky and Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. In fact, Luciano and his colleagues had intended all along to bide their time before getting rid of Maranzano as well.

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