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