Gregor Mendel
#80 Overall Influence

Gregor Mendel

Silesian scientist and Augustinian friar


Why is this person notable and influential?

Gregor Johann Mendel was a scientist, Augustinian friar and abbot of St. Thomas’ Abbey in Brno, Margraviate of Moravia. Mendel was born in a German-speaking family in the Silesian part of the Austrian Empire and gained posthumous recognition as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for millennia that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, Mendel’s pea plant experiments conducted between 1856 and 1863 established many of the rules of heredity, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance.

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University of Vienna
University of Vienna

Public university in Vienna, Austria

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Palacký University Olomouc
Palacký University Olomouc


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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Experiments on Plant Hybridization

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#7 World Rank
#590 World Rank