Salvatore Maranzano biography

Salvatore Maranzano

Person Or Being In Fiction

1886 – 1931


Who was Salvatore Maranzano?

Salvatore Maranzano was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Cosa Nostra boss in the United States. He instigated the Castellammarese War to seize control of the American Mafia operations, and briefly became the Mafia's "Boss of Bosses". He was assassinated by a younger faction led by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, who established a power-sharing arrangement rather than a "boss of bosses" to prevent future wars.


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Jul 31, 1886
Castellammare del Golfo
Also known as
  • Маранцано, Сальваторе
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Castellammare del Golfo
Sep 10, 1931
New York City

on July 23, 2013