Ayn Rand

1905 - 1982

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Alice O'Connor (born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum; February 2 [O.S. January 20], 1905 – March 6, 1982), better known by her pen name Ayn Rand (), was a Russian-born American writer and philosopher. She is known for her fiction 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 10,755,856 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Ayn Rand is the 68th most popular writer (up from 78th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 24th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Writer.

Ayn rand is most famous for her novels, which explore themes of individualism, rational self-interest, and laissez-faire capitalism.

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Among writers, Ayn Rand ranks 68 out of 5,794Before her are Umberto Eco, Lord Byron, Aeschylus, Arthur Rimbaud, Matsuo Bashō, and Rabindranath Tagore. After her are Hesiod, Li Bai, Pablo Neruda, Charles Perrault, Isaac Asimov, and Jack London.

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

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ayn Rand ranks 23 out of 2,688Before her are Grigori Rasputin (1869), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), and Maxim Gorky (1868). After her are Isaac Asimov (1920), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Yul Brynner (1920), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), and Modest Mussorgsky (1839).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Ayn Rand ranks 6Before her are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Anton Chekhov (1860), Alexander Pushkin (1799), and Maxim Gorky (1868). After her are Isaac Asimov (1920), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Boris Pasternak (1890).