Joe Masseria, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joe Masseria

Italian-born American gangster

Date of Birth: 17-Jan-1886

Place of Birth: Menfi, Sicily, Italy

Date of Death: 15-Apr-1931

Profession: criminal

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Joe Masseria

  • Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (Italian: [d?u'z?ppe masse'ria]; January 17, 1886 – April 15, 1931) was an early Italian-American Mafia boss in New York City.
  • He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York City Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 to 1931.
  • He waged a bloody war to take over the criminal activities in New York City, gaining considerable power for himself.
  • He was killed in 1931 in a hit ordered by his own lieutenant, Charles "Lucky" Luciano.

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