Fyodor Dostoyevsky

by madman on December 20, 2017

Birth Name: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Date of Birth: November 11, 1821

Place of Birth: Moscow, Russian Empire

Date of Death: February 9, 1881

Place of Death: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

Ethnicity: Belarusian, Russian

Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and philosopher.

Dostoyevsky was the son of Maria Fyodorovna (Nechayeva) and Mikhail Andreevich Dostoyevsky. His father was born in Voytovtsy, Belarus. His mother was born in Moscow, Russia.

Fyodor was married to Maria Dmitriyevna Isaeva, until her death, and to Anna Grigoryevna Snitkina, until his death. He had four children with Anna.

Dostoyevsky’s paternal grandparents were Andrey Grigoreevich Dostoyevsky (the son of Grigoriy Yozefovich Dostoyevsky) and Anastasya.

Dostoyevsky’s maternal grandparents were Fyodor Timofeeyevich Nechayev and Varvara Mikhailovna Kotelnicka (the daughter of Mikhail Fyodorovich Kotelnicky).

Sources: Genealogy of Fyodor Dostoyevsky –

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Dick Dale

by madman on January 28, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Anthony Monsour

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: May 4, 1937

*Lebanese (father)
*Polish, Belarusian (mother)

Dick Dale, also known as The King of the Surf Guitar, is an American musician and songwriter. He is the son of Fern and James Monsour. His father was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Lebanese parents. His mother is said to be of Polish and Belarusian descent.

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by Manila on March 3, 2016

Birth Name: Alexander Ivanov

Place of Birth: Gomel, Gomel Voblast, Belarus

Date of Birth: 29 October 1994

Ethnicity: Belarusian

Ivan is a Belarusian-Russian singer. He represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

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Luke Steele

by Sage on March 1, 2016

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Birth Name: Luke James Steele

Place of Birth: Perth, Australia

Date of Birth: December 13, 1979

*Māori (father)
*Russian, Belarusian (mother)

Luke Steele is an Australian singer and songwriter. He is the leader of the alternative duo, Empire of The Sun.

Luke is the son of Liz and Rick Steele. His sister is musician Katy Steele.

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Alexander Lukashenko

by madman on December 20, 2015

Birth Name: Aliaksándar Ryhóravič Lukašénka

Place of Birth: Kopys, Vitebsk voblast, Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union (now Belarus)

Date of Birth: August 30, 1954

Ethnicity: Belarusian, Ukrainian

Alexander Lukashenko is a Belarusian politician and the president of Belarus.

Alexander is the son of Gregory ??? and Catherine Trofimovna Lukashenko. Alexander was raised only by his mother and was therefore given her surname. Catherine was born in Alexandria/Alieksandryja, Shklow Raion, Mogilev Voblast, Belarus, and grew up on a farm.

Alexander’s maternal grandfather was Trofim Ivanovich Lukashenko. Trofim was born and raised on the farm Panurka, within present Sumy oblast, Ukraine. It has been said that he had Cossack ancestry. The Cossacks are a Slavic ethnic group in Ukraine and Russian, native to the region where Trofim was born.