Zecharia Sitchin

1920 - 2010

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Zecharia Sitchin (July 11, 1920 – October 9, 2010) was an author of nonfictional books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. Sitchin attributed the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he stated was a race of extraterrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. He asserted that Sumerian mythology suggests that this hypothetical planet of Nibiru is in an elongated, 3,600-year-long elliptical orbit around the sun. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zecharia Sitchin has received more than 1,388,469 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Zecharia Sitchin is the 485th most popular writer (up from 494th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 6th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Azerbaijani Writer.

Zecharia Sitchin is most famous for his book "The 12th Planet" in which he argues that the earth was visited by an extraterrestrial race called the Anunnaki, and that they genetically engineered humans to be their slaves.

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Among writers, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 485 out of 5,794Before him are Anaïs Nin, Enheduanna, Saul Bellow, Samuel Johnson, Laurence Sterne, and Athenaeus. After him are Sidney Sheldon, Boris Vian, Mary Higgins Clark, Erich Kästner, Jean Paul, and Washington Irving.

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Among people born in 1920, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 19Before him are Charlie Parker, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Montgomery Clift, Éric Rohmer, Gianni Rodari, and Traudl Junge. After him are Boris Vian, Frank Herbert, Melina Mercouri, Amália Rodrigues, John Demjanjuk, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Among people deceased in 2010, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 13Before him are Juan Antonio Samaranch, Éric Rohmer, Dennis Hopper, Benoit Mandelbrot, Lech Kaczyński, and Claude Chabrol. After him are Bobby Farrell, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Alois Brunner, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Vasily Smyslov, and Georges Charpak.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 7 out of 159Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Richard Sorge (1895), Heydar Aliyev (1923), Lev Landau (1908), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), and Imadaddin Nasimi (1369). After him are Garry Kasparov (1963), Arghun (1250), Ilham Aliyev (1961), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Ivan Bagramyan (1897), and Abulfaz Elchibey (1938).

Among WRITERS In Azerbaijan

Among writers born in Azerbaijan, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 3Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141) and Imadaddin Nasimi (1369). After him are Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812), Khaqani (1126), Mahsati (1089), Samad Vurgun (1906), Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1869), Banine (1905), Mirza Khazar (1947), and Abbasgulu Bakikhanov (1794).