New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Zecharia Sitchin

1920 - 2010

Photo of Zecharia Sitchin

Icon of person Zecharia Sitchin

Zecharia Sitchin (July 11, 1920 – October 9, 2010) was an author of a number of 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 1,691,546 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Zecharia Sitchin is the 421st most popular writer (up from 485th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (up from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Zecharia Sitchins by language


Among writers, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 421 out of 5,755Before him are Lactantius, Alphonse de Lamartine, Julio Cortázar, Tibullus, Karl Barth, and Joseph Brodsky. After him are George Eliot, Elena Ferrante, G. K. Chesterton, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Jami, and Phaedrus.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1920, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 18Before him are Mario Puzo, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, Éric Rohmer, Melina Mercouri, and Gianni Rodari. After him are Amália Rodrigues, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Traudl Junge, Montgomery Clift, Boris Vian, and Owen Chamberlain. Among people deceased in 2010, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 10Before him are Ronnie James Dio, Tony Curtis, Lech Kaczyński, Gloria Stuart, Éric Rohmer, and Benoit Mandelbrot. After him are Juan Antonio Samaranch, Claude Chabrol, Dennis Hopper, Bobby Farrell, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, and Gennady Yanayev.

Others Born in 1920

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2010

Go to all Rankings

In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 6 out of 189Before him are Heydar Aliyev (1923), Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Richard Sorge (1895), Lev Landau (1908), and Ilham Aliyev (1961). After him are Arghun (1250), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Garry Kasparov (1963), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), and Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921).

Among WRITERS In Azerbaijan

Among writers born in Azerbaijan, Zecharia Sitchin ranks 2Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141). After him are Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812), Khaqani (1126), Banine (1905), Samad Vurgun (1906), Molla Panah Vagif (1717), Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794), Mahsati (1089), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1869), and Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh (1925).