Lucky Luciano

Italian-American mobster

Charles "Lucky" Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was a Sicilian mobster. Luciano is considered to have been the father of modern organized crime and the mastermind of the postwar expansion of the international heroin trade. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family.

Charles Luciano
Born(1897-11-24)November 24, 1897
DiedJanuary 26, 1962(1962-01-26) (aged 64)
Naples, Italy
Cause of deathMyocardial infarction
OccupationBoss of the Genovese crime family, founder and Chairman of the Commission

Time magazine named Luciano among the top 20 most influential builders and titans of the 20th century.[1]


  1. Buchanan, Edna. "Criminal Mastermind: Lucky Luciano."