Al Capone

1899 - 1947

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (; January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as a crime boss ended when he went to prison at the age of 33. Capone was born in New York City in 1899 to Italian immigrant parents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al Capone has received more than 24,844,922 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Al Capone is the 2nd most popular mafioso, the 52nd most popular biography from United States (down from 46th in 2019) and the most popular American Mafioso.

Al Capone was the famous mobster who was the head of the Chicago Outfit during the Prohibition era. He was most famous for bootlegging, prostitution, and racketeering.

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Among mafiosos, Al Capone ranks 2 out of 54Before him are Pablo Escobar. After him are Billy the Kid, Salvatore Riina, Lucky Luciano, Jesse James, Jack Ruby, Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale, John Dillinger, Jeffrey Epstein, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

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Among people born in 1899, Al Capone ranks 4Before him are Huang Xianfan, Ernest Hemingway, and Alfred Hitchcock. After him are Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, and Fred Astaire. Among people deceased in 1947, Al Capone ranks 3Before him are Max Planck and Henry Ford. After him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Rudolf Höss, Aleister Crowley, Philipp Lenard, Kurt Lewin, Christian X of Denmark, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, and Raoul Wallenberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Al Capone ranks 52 out of 15,968Before him are John Wilkes Booth (1838), Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Morgan Freeman (1937), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), and Richard Nixon (1913). After him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Kirk Douglas (1916), Warren Buffett (1930), Jack London (1876), Jack Nicholson (1937), and James Stewart (1908).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Al Capone ranks 1After him are Billy the Kid (1859), Jesse James (1847), Jack Ruby (1911), Bernie Madoff (1938), Frank Abagnale (1948), John Dillinger (1903), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), John Gotti (1940), and Mark David Chapman (1955).