Gregor Mendel

Johann Mendel (abt. 1822 - 1884)

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Johann (Gregor) Mendel
Born about in Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Silesia, Austrian Empiremap
Ancestors ancestors
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Died in Brno (Brünn), Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)map
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 3 Dec 2018
13:58: DK Clews edited the data for Gregor Mendel. [Thank DK for this]
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Categories: Austrian Notables.


Gregor Mendel is Notable.

He was given the name Johann at baptism, but assumed the name Gregor when he became an Augustinian monk.

Some significant dates in Gregor Mendel's life:

  • 1822 Birth and baptism in Heinzendorf
  • 1843 Joined the Augustinian order
  • 1847 Mendel is ordained a priest
  • 1856-63 Experiments with pea plants
  • 1865 Presentation of Mendel's paper, Versuche über Pflanzenhybriden (Experiments in Plant Hybridization), at the Natural History Society of Brünn
  • 1868 Elevated to the position of abbot at St. Thomas
  • 1884 Death in the Augustinian Abbey/Monastery of St. Thomas in Brünn (Brno)


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On 25 Jun 2017 at 00:30 GMT George Fulton wrote:

Gregor (Johann) Mendel's ancestry was published in the Zeitschrift für Sudetendeutsch Familienforschung in the late 1920s, by a near relative (nephew or grandnephew), Dr. Schindler. The relevant church records are available online from the Opava Archive in the Czech Republic.

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