Birth Name: Alyaxandr Igaravich Rybak (Belarusian) / Alexander Igoryevich Rybak (Russian)
Place of Birth: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR (present-day Belarus)
Date of Birth: 13 May, 1986
Alexander Rybak is a Belarusian-born Norwegian singer, composer, violinist, pianist, and actor. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. He competed again in 2018.
Alexander is the son of Natalia Valentinovna Gurina and Igor Alexandrovich Rybak.
A DNA test taken by Alexander stated that his genetic ancestry is:
*57.1% East European
Alexander’s paternal grandfather is named Alexander Jakovlevich Rybak (the son of Jakov Rybak).
Alexander’s paternal grandmother is named Maria Borisovna Savickaya/Savitskaya (the daughter of Boris Savicky/Savitsky).
Alexander’s maternal grandfather is named Valentin Jurevich Gurin (the son of Jure Gurin). Valentin was born in Vitebsk.
Alexander’s maternal grandmother is named Zinaida Yegorovna (maiden surname unknown; the daughter of Yegor).
Some sources state that Alexander is of Jewish background. It is not clear if this is accurate.