Gregor Mendel - Famous Scientists
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(1822-1884), born in Hyncice, Moravia on 22 July1822 in what is now the Czech Republic.
Mendel died in Brünn on 6 January 1884.
Mendel, was not a world-renowned scientist of his day. Rather, he was an Augustinian monk who taught natural science
to high school students. His theories of heredity were based on his work with pea plants. He was the first person
to trace the characteristics of successive generations of a living thing.
Mendel's work became the foundation for the modern science of genetics.
"My scientific labors have brought me a great deal of satisfaction, and I am convinced that before long the
entire world will praise the result of these labors."