ERICH VON DÄNIKEN

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL NON-FICTION AUTHOR IN THE WORLD

Erich von Däniken was born on 14 April 1935 in Zofingen, Switzerland.

His studies fuelled an unbridled interest in ancient texts and tradition, theology, and archaeology – subjects which increasingly presented him with countless questions and contradictions.

His intellectual intrigue and passion for modern science ultimately led him to a different conclusion about the interpretation of historical texts.

Was mankind visited by aliens in the distant past? This enduring question became the foundation for his widely renowned first work, Chariots Of The Gods™.

Published in 1968, the book was an unexpected runaway success and dominated all the prestigious best-seller lists. Erich von Däniken’s reputation as a unique, provocative author grew rapidly, not least due to the translations of the book into 32 languages and its publication in over 40 countries.

To date, 70 million copies of his books have been sold and Erich is widely considered one of the world’s most successful non-fiction authors.

Watkins’ Spiritual 100 List for 2018 recently ranked him as one of the “most spiritually influential living people”. Inspired by his books, Erich has encouraged millions of people across the world to ask questions about the planet they inhabit, to challenge conventional thinking and to broaden their perspectives.

Erich has given more than 3,000 lectures in 25 countries in front of thousands of people. He is an active researcher and driven explorer, averaging 100,000 miles each year to remote spots of the Earth in order to carefully examine the phenomena about which he writes.

Four decades on and Erich is still a voracious writer, continuing to explore the theory that mankind and aliens crossed paths in the distant past.

He has been awarded many honours over the years, including the Honorary Doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from the University of Bolivia.

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Published in 1968, the book was an unexpected runaway success and dominated all the prestigious best-seller lists. Erich von Däniken’s reputation as a unique, provocative author grew rapidly, not least due to the translations of the book into 32 languages and its publication in over 40 countries.

To date, 70 million copies of his books have been sold and Erich is widely considered one of the world’s most successful non-fiction authors.

Watkins’ Spiritual 100 List for 2018 recently ranked him as one of the “most spiritually influential living people”. Inspired by his books, Erich has encouraged millions of people across the world to ask questions about the planet they inhabit, to challenge conventional thinking and to broaden their perspectives.

Erich has given more than 3,000 lectures in 25 countries in front of thousands of people. He is an active researcher and driven explorer, averaging 100,000 miles each year to remote spots of the Earth in order to carefully examine the phenomena about which he writes.

Four decades on and Erich is still a voracious writer, continuing to explore the theory that mankind and aliens crossed paths in the distant past.

He has been awarded many honours over the years, including the Honorary Doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from the University of Bolivia.

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FACTS

Over 70 million books sold

Publications in 32 languages in more than 40 different countries

Erich Von Däniken has become the most successful non-fiction author in the world

Highly successful television specials and documentaries

Various blockbuster movies and TV series have been inspired by Erich Von Däniken‘s theories

Multiple New York Times bestsellers

Sold out lecture tours

Millions of fans all over the world

AWARDS

Throughout the years, Erich von Däniken has received many awards and honours, like a doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from the University of Bolivia. Erich received this honorary in 1975. Furthermore, he received a honorary citizenship from the city of Nazca.

Together with German astronaut Ulf Merbold, Erich became an honorary member of the Cordon bleu du Saint-Esprit, during the fall of 1987.

During his career, Erich von Däniken received several more honours. In Brazil, he received the Premio Lourenço Filho award in gold and platinum. Lourenço Filho was a Brazilian educator and education theorist.

Erich received the World Explorer Prize, issued by the World Explorer’s Club, in 2004. The ceremony was held at the University of Lodz in Poland.

On the 8th of April in 2013, Erich was honoured by the Brazilian metropolis of Curitiba for his entire body of work on unsolved mysteries from the past.

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During his career, Erich von Däniken received several more honours. In Brazil, he received the Premio Lourenço Filho award in gold and platinum. Lourenço Filho was a Brazilian educator and education theorist.

Erich received the World Explorer Prize, issued by the World Explorer’s Club, in 2004. The ceremony was held at the University of Lodz in Poland.

On the 8th of April in 2013, Erich was honoured by the Brazilian metropolis of Curitiba for his entire body of work on unsolved mysteries from the past.

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PUBLISHING

Erich von Däniken is the most successful non-fiction author in the world

His first book Gold Of The Gods was an immediate best seller in Germany and India and debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times bestsellers – Mass Market Paperbacks List behind William Peter Blatty’s ”The Excorcist” on March 10, 1974. It remained on the list for at least ten weeks

The hardcover edition of Gold Of The Gods, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons entered its 3rd large printing within the first 17 days of its initial publication.

The paperback of Gold Of The Gods, published by Bantam, had an initial printing of 825.000 copies. It ranked No. 5 on the New York Times bestsellers – Mass Market Paperback List, remaining on the list for at least six weeks. Within six years books in the series enthralled more than 14 million readers in 32 countries

To date more than 70 million books have been sold in 32 languages in more than 40 different countries

TIMELINE

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1968

ERINNERUNGEN AN DIE ZUKUNFT

(Memories Of The Future) published by Echon Verlag

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1969

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

The First English Edition, published by Souvenir Press LTD

RETURN TO THE STARS

Souvenir Press LTD, Reprint Edition (1. Oct. 1970)

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

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1970

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

Documentary Feature Film released by Sun International

GODS FROM OUTER SPACE

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

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1971

OSCAR® NOMINATION

for Chariots Of The Gods (Best Documentary Feature)

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1972

THE GOLD OF THE GODS

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS

TV documentary narrated by Rod Serling (NBC)

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1973

IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT GODS

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

THE ANCIENT ASTRONAUT SOCIETY (AAS)

In close co-operation with Erich von Däniken the US lawyer Gene M. Phillips established the first research association for pre-astronautics, the Ancient Astronaut Society (AAS)

IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT MYSTERIES

TV documentary narrated by Rod Serling (NBC)

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1974

MIRACLES OF THE GODS

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

is No. 2 in the New York Times bestsellers – Mass Market Paperbacks List

ERICH VON DÄNIKEN

Reaches 14 million readers in 32 countries

THE GOLD OF THE GODS

is No. 5 in the New York Times bestsellers – Mass Market Paperbacks List

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1976

MYSTERIES OF THE GODS

documentary feature film narrated by William Shatner

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1977

ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

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1979

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

becomes the best-selling nonfiction book of the 1970’s

SIGNS OF THE GODS

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

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1981

PATHWAYS TO THE GODS

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

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1982

THE GODS AND THEIR GRAND DESIGN

published by Putnam and Bantam Books

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1993

THE HERITAGE OF KUKULKAN

First Archaelogical Novel, published by Bertelsmann, Language: German

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1996

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS

The Mysteries Continue, TV documentary hosted by Richard Karn (ABC)

THE EYES OF THE SPHINX

published by Berkeley Books

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1997

THE RETURN OF THE GODS

Evidence Of Extraterrestrial Visitation, published by Element Books

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1998

THE ARRIVAL OF THE GODS

Revealing The Alien Landing Sites Of Nazca, published by Element Books

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2000

ODYSSEY OF THE GODS

An Alien History Of Ancient Greece, published by Element Books

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2002

THE GODS WERE ASTRONAUTS

Evidence Of The True Identities Of The Old Gods, published by Vega Books

THE STRANGE HISTORY OF XIXLI AND YUM

a Non-Fiction Novel, published by Kopp Verlag, Language: German

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2005

ASTROPOLIS FEAT. ERICH VON DÄNIKEN

Music Album released by United Music

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2009

HISTORY IS WRONG

published by Pompton Plains

GOLD WALL PRESS CHINA

acquired foreign rights on all Erich Von Däniken‘s Book Titles

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2010

ANCIENT ALIENS

becomes a top rated TV documentary series on The History Channel

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

published by Pompton Plains

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2011

ODYSSEY OF THE GODS

published by Pompton Plains

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2012

REMNANTS OF THE GODS

published by Pompton Plains

EVIDENCE OF THE GODS

published by New Page Books

TOMY AND THE PLANET OF LIES

a Novel with strongly autobiographic traits, published by Tantor Media

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2014

THE END OF THE SILENCE

Von Däniken’s first E-Book, published by Lange Communications PTE LTD

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2018

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS
ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH

TO DATE
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70
MIO.

COPIES SOLD

IN
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32

LANGUAGES

IN MORE THAN
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40

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

VIDEO PRESENTATION