Salvatore Maranzano

Salvatore Maranzano (July 31, 1886 – September 10, 1931) 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 Lucky Luciano, who established a power-sharing arrangement rather than a "boss of bosses" to prevent future wars.

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1930 In Organized Crime - Events
... Ciro Terranova begins secretly negotiating with Salvatore Maranzano to persuade him to declare independence from Joe Masseria ... his death, control of the Brooklyn Castellamarese is turned over to Sicilian boss Salvatore Maranzano by Buffalo, New York mob boss Stefano Magaddino ... had been suspected of secretly negotiating to defect to Maranzano's organization before his death ...
Buffalo Crime Family - Magaddino Era - Castellammarese War
... fellow Castellammarese mafiosi led by powerful mafiosi, Salvatore Maranzano had become too wealthy, influential and independent for the liking of self-proclaimed "Boss of Bosses" Joe Masseria, who felt threatened by ... Mafia leaders or "Mustache Petes" including Joe Masseria and Sal Maranzano ... to help New York Castellammarese war chief, Salvatore Maranzano and his loyal underlings including Magaddino cousin and future New York Mafia Boss, Joseph "Joe Bananas ...
Salvatore Maranzano - Popular Culture
... Maranzano plays a small fictionalized role in Mario Puzo's The Godfather ... Maranzano refused Don Vito Corleone's proposal to share his monopoly on gambling in New York City, in exchange for police and political contacts and expansion into Brooklyn and ... Maranzano arranged for two of Al Capone's gunmen to come to New York and finish Corleone ...
John C. Montana - The National Mafia
... Led by Salvatore Maranzano in Brooklyn, the Mafia from Castellammare del Golfo levied a war against Joe ‘the boss’ Masseria in Manhattan, ending in the latter’s murder ... Salvatore Maranzano and Charlie ‘Lucky’ Luciano were the winners of the Mafia feud and called the heads of families from across the nation to meet and discuss the re-organization ... locations were to gather in Chicago and hear how Salvatore Maranzano defeated Joe Masseria with the help of Lucky Luciano they were to hear a new structure for organized crime in the ...