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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 12,483,181 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia. Ayn Rand is the 72nd most popular writer (down from 68th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Russia (down from 23rd 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 72 out of 5,755Before her are Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Perrault, James Joyce, Romain Rolland, Giacomo Casanova, and Isaac Asimov. After her are Astrid Lindgren, Giorgio Vasari, Marquis de Sade, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, and Robert Frost.

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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, Simo Häyhä, Christian Dior, Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Elias Canetti, Dag Hammarskjöld, Henry Fonda, and Mikhail Sholokhov. Among people deceased in 1982, Ayn Rand ranks 4Before her are Grace Kelly, Huang Xianfan, and Leonid Brezhnev. After her are Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Carl Orff, Arthur Rubinstein, Roman Jakobson, Henry Fonda, Philip K. Dick, and Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ayn Rand ranks 24 out of 3,262Before her are Ivan Pavlov (1849), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Isaac Asimov (1920), and Alexander I of Russia (1777). After her are Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Yuri Andropov (1914), and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873).

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 Isaac Asimov (1920). After her are Maxim Gorky (1868), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Boris Pasternak (1890), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Ivan Turgenev (1818).