Gregor Mendel and Reginald Punnett
Gregor Mendel was Born on July 22, 1822 in Austria. He died on January 6, 1884, at the age of 62. As a young boy he sought out to learn more and more everyday. He enrolled in a two-year program at the Philosophical Institute of the University of Olmütz and later enrolled in the University of Vienna. He tested with pea plants and created the Laws of Segregation, showing that random traits are passed on from parents to offspring. They are also referred to as the Mendel Laws.
Reginald Punnett was born on June 20, 1875 in Tonbridge, England. He died on January 3, 1967 Old Cleeve, England. He attended the University of Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and Clifton College. As a child he had an interest in natural history. Reginald Punnett created the Punnett square which today is used for determining traits.