Gregor Mendel

Johann Mendel (abt. 1822 - 1884)

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Johann (Gregor) Mendel
Born about in Hyncice, Northern Moravia, Austrian Silesiamap
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Died in Brno (Brünn), Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)map
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Johann (who later took the name 'Gregor') was born on 20 July 1822 in Hyncice, Northern Moravia, Austrian Silesia to Anton Mendel and Rosine Schwirtlich.[1]

He was given the name Johann at baptism, but assumed the name Gregor when he became an Augustinian monk.[1]

Some significant dates in Gregor Mendel's life[1]:

  • 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)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mendelovo museum contributors. "CV." Mendelovo Museum. Accessed 7 Aug 2019.

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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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Gregor is 30 degrees from Donald Howard, 26 degrees from Julia Howe and 28 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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