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Mendel yearned for knowledge. However, after his father was injured in an accident, young Mendel had to provide for himself in order to continue in his schooling. He managed to earn a "scanty livelihood" through tutoring and his youngest sister gave him a part of her dowry, after coming to terms with the fact that Mendel would not take over the family farm. Enrolling at the Philosophical Institute in the historically ecclesiastical Moravian city of Olomouc, Mendel studied philosophy, ethics, math and physics, taught by Priest Friedrich Franz. Sick from utter exhaustion in making ends meet yet driven by overwhelming deisre to go on with his studies, Mendel was admitted into the powerful Augustinian order, upon graduation and recommendation of his teacher.

Photo: Gregor Mendel attended the secondary school in Opava, 1834-1840
 
Photo Credit:  Gregor Mendel and the Roots of Genetics by Edward Edelson
 

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