Gregor Mendel

Founder of the Modern Science of Genetics

Gregor Medel

was a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. His early experiments dealt with pea plants, which established many of the rules with heredity (Mendelian Inheritance). His work was rejected at first in the scientific community. It wasn't discovered until the 20th century.