Mendel and Darwin

Gregor Mendel's life

Known as the Father of Modern Genetics p. 1

1822

Born on July 22, 1822 on Family Farm p.2

1822

two-year program at the Philosophical Institute of the University of Olmütz p.3

1841

Began studying to be a monk aganist his father's wishes p.4

1843

University of Vienna at monastery’s expense to continue his studies in sciences

1851

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Began research the transmission of hereditary traits in plant hybrids p.6

1854

He cross-fertilized pea plants that had clearly opposite characteristics p/7

1856

1856- 1863

Delivered two lectures on his findings to the Natural Science Society in Brn p.8

1865

Published Experiments on Plant Hybrids p.9

1866

Died on January 6 at age 62 p.10

1884

Charles Darwin's life

Born on February 12 in Shrewsbury, England p.11

1809

Attended Samuel Butler’s school at Shrewsbury as a boarder (stayed 7 years) p12

June 1818

Butler was the grandfather of Samuel Butler (1835-1902) the science writer and critic of Darwinism.

taken away early from Shrewsbury by father then went to University of Edinburgh

June 17, 1825

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Passes his BA examinations without honors p.14

January 22, 1831

Write a book to be entitled 'Varieties & Species p.15

1841

Publishes some geological articles

makes sketch of his theory of ‘descent with modification'. p.16

1842

Spent year working on barnacles (Sessile Cirripedes) p.17

1852

Employed chiefly in comparing seeds trying experiments, salting seeds p.18

March, 1855

begins writing up his views for a projected big book called 'Natural Selection'.

1856

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Died on April 19 at age 73 p.20

1882