Gregor Mendel

1822 - 1884

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Gregor Johann Mendel (; Czech: Řehoř Jan Mendel; 20 July 1822 – 6 January 1884) was a meteorologist, mathematician, biologist, 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 (today's Czech Republic) and gained posthumous recognition as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregor Mendel has received more than 4,064,632 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia. Gregor Mendel is the 3rd most popular biologist, the 3rd most popular biography from Czechia (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Czech Biologist.

Mendel is most famous for his studies on inheritance. He found that traits are passed from one generation to the next in a predictable pattern.

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Among biologists, Gregor Mendel ranks 3 out of 844Before him are Charles Darwin and Carl Linnaeus. After him are Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, James Watson, and Luc Montagnier.

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Among people born in 1822, Gregor Mendel ranks 3Before him are Louis Pasteur and Ulysses S. Grant. After him are Heinrich Schliemann, Rudolf Clausius, César Franck, Francis Galton, Frédéric Passy, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Charles Hermite, and Francis, Duke of Cádiz. Among people deceased in 1884, Gregor Mendel ranks 1After him are Bedřich Smetana, Marie Taglioni, Maria Anna of Savoy, Elias Lönnrot, Paul Morphy, Johann Gustav Droysen, Marie Bashkirtseff, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Alfred Brehm, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Allan Pinkerton.

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Among people born in Czechia, Gregor Mendel ranks 3 out of 839Before him are Sigmund Freud (1856) and Gustav Mahler (1860). After him are Jan Hus (1369), Antonín Dvořák (1841), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), Milan Kundera (1929), John Amos Comenius (1592), Edmund Husserl (1859), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), and Václav Havel (1936).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Czechia

Among biologists born in Czechia, Gregor Mendel ranks 1After him are Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794), Rudolf Weigl (1883), Georg Joseph Kamel (1661), Jan Svatopluk Presl (1791), Carl Borivoj Presl (1794), Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761), Josephine Kablick (1787), Karel Domin (1882), and Ferdinand Albin Pax (1858).