A chronology of events of Ayn Rand's life and her important works.
Events & Works
Born Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum on February 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia, to Zinovy Zacharovich Rosenbaum ("Fronz") and Anna Borisovna Rosenbaum. Alissa is the oldest of three sisters, Natasha and Nora.
Reads The Mysterious Valley by Maurice Champagne and falls in love with its hero, Cyrus. Decides to become a writer.
Summer in Finland. Witnesses first shots of the Bolshevik revolution in St. Petersburg.