Salvatore Maranzano

About Salvatore Maranzano

Who is it?: Mafia Boss
Birth Day: July 31, 1886
Birth Place: Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy, United States
Died On: September 10, 1931(1931-09-10) (aged 45)\nManhattan, New York, United States
Birth Sign: Leo
Other names: "Little Caesar"
Occupation: Crime boss, mobster
Allegiance: Maranzano Crime Family

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Salvatore Maranzano was bornon 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'.
Salvatore Maranzano is a member of Gangsters

💰 Net worth: $16 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1931

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.

2014

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.