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Gregor Mendel (1289)

Profession
Geneticist
Nationality
Austrian
Born
1822, Heizendorf, Austria (now Hyncice, Czechoslovakia)
Died
1884, Brno, Moravia
Short Biography
Gregor Johann Mendel (20 July 1822 – 6 January 1884) was a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • Studied philosophy at the University of Olmutz and physics and natural science at the University of Vienna
Appointments & Honors
  • 1843, entered monastery
  • 1868, became abbot
  • 1849-68, high school teacher at Brno