Immanuel Velikovsky

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Birthday
10, 1895
Birthplace
Vitebsk, Belarus
Death Date
Nov 17, 1979 (84)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1895
Birthplace
Vitebsk, Belarus
Death Date
Nov 17, 1979 (84)

About

Controversial psychologist and scholar known for his reinterpretations of historical events. His book, Worlds in Collision, was published in 1950 and was a bestseller in the US.

Before Fame

He graduated with a gold medal from Medvednikov Gymnasium in Moscow in 1913.

Trivia

He used ancient works of literature, including the Old Testament, to theorize that Earth had endured catastrophic close contacts with planets like Venus and Mars in the distant past.

Family Life

His parents were Shimon Velikovsky and Beila Grodensky.

Associated With

Philosopher Joseph Raz matriculated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which Velikovsky helped found.