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Immanuel Velikovsky

1895 - 1979

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Immanuel Velikovsky (; Russian: Иммануи́л Велико́вский, IPA: [ɪmənʊˈil vʲɪlʲɪˈkofskʲɪj]; 10 June [O.S. 29 May] 1895 – 17 November 1979) was a Jewish, Russian-American psychoanalyst, writer, and catastrophist. He is the author of several books offering pseudohistorical interpretations of ancient history, including the U.S. bestseller Worlds in Collision published in 1950. Velikovsky's work is frequently cited as a canonical example of pseudoscience and has been used as an example of the demarcation problem.His books use comparative mythology and ancient literary sources (including the Old Testament) to argue that Earth suffered catastrophic close contacts with other planets (principally Venus and Mars) in ancient history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Immanuel Velikovsky has received more than 538,756 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Immanuel Velikovsky is the 2,455th most popular writer (down from 2,311th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Belarus (down from 68th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Belarusian Writer.

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Among writers, Immanuel Velikovsky ranks 2,455 out of 5,755Before him are Amélie Nothomb, John Cleland, John Fletcher, Peter of Dusburg, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Carmen Laforet. After him are A. S. Byatt, Champfleury, Jovan Dučić, Tadeusz Różewicz, Han Suyin, and Terry Eagleton.

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Among people born in 1895, Immanuel Velikovsky ranks 115Before him are Lucian Blaga, Gregorio Pietro Agagianian, Bertil Lindblad, Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan, Walter Gieseking, and Josef Bürckel. After him are Pan Yuliang, Paul Giesler, Jakov Gotovac, Vsevolod Merkulov, Rolf Nevanlinna, and Laurens Hammond. Among people deceased in 1979, Immanuel Velikovsky ranks 92Before him are Waldemar de Brito, Marcel L'Herbier, James J. Gibson, Catherine Hessling, Santos Urdinarán, and Léonide Massine. After him are August Heissmeyer, Walther Gerlach, Vagif Mustafazadeh, Amir-Abbas Hoveyda, Henrich Focke, and Merle Oberon.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Immanuel Velikovsky ranks 81 out of 330Before him are Kazimierz Łyszczyński (1634), Jan Czerski (1845), Dawid Janowski (1868), Maksim Bahdanovič (1891), Aleksander Chodźko (1804), and Simon Dubnow (1860). After him are Alexander Rybak (1986), Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876), Uladzimir Karatkievich (1930), January Suchodolski (1797), Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (1982), and Sergei Aleinikov (1961).

Among WRITERS In Belarus

Among writers born in Belarus, Immanuel Velikovsky ranks 11Before him are Mendele Mocher Sforim (1835), Eliza Orzeszkowa (1841), Oscar Milosz (1877), S. Ansky (1863), Maksim Bahdanovič (1891), and Aleksander Chodźko (1804). After him are Uladzimir Karatkievich (1930), Itzhak Katzenelson (1886), Symeon of Polotsk (1629), Ales Adamovich (1927), Zivia Lubetkin (1914), and Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758).