Al Capone biography

Al Capone

Mafioso, Film actor

1899 – 1947

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Who was Al Capone?

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.

Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution.

Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood". Capone's public reputation was damaged in the wake of his supposed involvement in the 1929 Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed.

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Born
Jan 17, 1899
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Scarface
  • Alphonse Gabriel Capone
  • Alphonso Gabriel "Great Al" Capone
  • Great Al
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Italian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Chicago
    (1921 - )
Died
Jan 25, 1947
Palm Island
Resting place
Mount Carmel Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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