Ayn Rand

1905 - 1982

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (; born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum; February 2, [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ayn Rand has received more than 8,339,016 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 79th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Ayn Rand ranks 78 out of 4,883Before her are Jack London, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Rimbaud, Isaac Asimov, Maxim Gorky, and Robert Frost. After her are Giorgio Vasari, Li Bai, Guy de Maupassant, Knut Hamsun, Romain Rolland, and Bertolt Brecht.

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Among people born in 1905, Ayn Rand ranks 3Before her are Jean-Paul Sartre and Howard Hughes. After her are Albert Speer, Christian Dior, Simo Häyhä, Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Greta Garbo, and Carl David Anderson. Among people deceased in 1982, Ayn Rand ranks 3Before her are Huang Xianfan and Leonid Brezhnev. After her are Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Carl Orff, Henry Fonda, Roman Jakobson, Philip K. Dick, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Anna Freud.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ayn Rand ranks 24 out of 2,050Before her are Grigori Rasputin (1869), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Isaac Asimov (1920), and Maxim Gorky (1868). After her are Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Yul Brynner (1920), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Lev Yashin (1929), and Ivan Turgenev (1818).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Ayn Rand ranks 7Before her are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Anton Chekhov (1860), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Isaac Asimov (1920), and Maxim Gorky (1868). After her are Ivan Turgenev (1818), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Boris Pasternak (1890), and Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861).

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