Vito Corleone (né Andolini) was the founder and Don of the Corleone family. Vito was born on April 29, 1887, in the small Sicilian village of Corleone to Antonio Andolini and Signora Andolini.
He was known to be a quiet child. In 1901, when Vito was fourteen, his father was murdered by a Sicilian Mafia boss named Don Ciccio because he refused to pay tribute to him. His older brother, Paolo, swore revenge, but was himself murdered soon after, during the funeral procession for his father. Desperate, Vito’s mother took Vito to see the Mafia chieftain herself to beg for her last son’s life.