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Charles Luciano
Born November 24, 1897(1897-11-24)
Lercara Friddi, Sicily, Italy
Died January 26, 1962(1962-01-26) (aged 64)
Naples, Italy
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
Occupation Boss of the Genovese crime family, founder and Chairman of the Commission

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.

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."