Bill the Butcher

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher Full Name: Bill the Butcher [William Poole]


Profession: Gang Leader
Why Famous: The leader of the New York City gang Bowery Boys, he was the inspiration for the character of William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting (portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis) in Martin Scorsese's 2002 film "Gangs of New York".

Born: July 24, 1821
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sussex County, New Jersey, United States

Died: March 8, 1855 (aged 33)
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound

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