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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 immigrants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al Capone has received more than 26,376,387 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Al Capone is the 2nd most popular mafioso, the 42nd most popular biography from United States (up from 52nd 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 52Before him are Pablo Escobar. After him are Billy the Kid, Lucky Luciano, John Dillinger, Jesse James, Salvatore Riina, Jack Ruby, Frank Abagnale, Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, and Meyer Lansky.

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Among people born in 1899, Al Capone ranks 4Before him are Huang Xianfan, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ernest Hemingway. After him are Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia. 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, Kurt Lewin, Philipp Lenard, Christian X of Denmark, Jozef Tiso, Victor Horta, and George II of Greece.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Al Capone ranks 42 out of 18,182Before him are Howard Hughes (1905), Bill Gates (1955), Robert De Niro (1943), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Janis Joplin (1943), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884). After him are George W. Bush (1946), Andy Warhol (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), Wallis Simpson (1896), John Wilkes Booth (1838), and Abraham Maslow (1908).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Al Capone ranks 1After him are Billy the Kid (1859), John Dillinger (1903), Jesse James (1847), Jack Ruby (1911), Frank Abagnale (1948), Bernie Madoff (1938), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Mark David Chapman (1955), John Gotti (1940), and Richard Kuklinski (1935).