Gregor Mendel's Life And Accomplishments

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Gregor Mendel was a scientist and an Augustinian friar and monk working in St. Thomas’ abbey in Brno, Moravia. He grew up on a farm in the Silesian part of the Austrian Empire with his parents, Anton and Rosine Mendel, and had one older sister, Veronika, and a younger one, Theresia. Gregor worked as a beekeeper during his childhood, and then attended gymnasium as a young man. He studied practical and theoretical philosophy and physics at the Philosophical Institute of the University of Olomouc, missing a whole year of studies because of illness. He became a friar after completing part of his studies, in order to obtain a free education. That is where he was given the name Gregor. That same year, he joined St. Thomas’ Abbey in Brno and began

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