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Encyclopedia > Hyncice

Hynčice (German: Heinzendorf) is a little village near Novy Jicin in the east of Moravia, Czech Republic, best known for being the birthplace of Gregor Mendel.


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Simon Mawer (0 words)
The white building with the cars parked beside it is the fire station which Mendel built when he was Abbot of the Augustinian convent in Brno.
The house in which Mendel was born and where he lived until joining the Augustinian community in Brno is the building on the right.
This simple farmhouse (with the grey roof) is where Mendel was born in 1822 and where he lived until joining the Augustinian community in Brno.
Peaslee's "In the Footsteps of Mendel," at MendelWeb (2483 words)
Tourists coming to the area in search of the Mendel family home are quickly provided with directions to Hyncice nad Odrou (meaning: "Hyncice in the valley of the Odra River") by the friendly, helpful citizens of the town.
Hyncice residents immediately recognize visitors and surmise that their quest is directed toward Gregor Johann Mendel.
One is a plaque over the entrance to an unoccupied, official-looking building (Figure 13), which turns out to be the village fire station, originally equipped through a donation of 3,000 guilders from Abbot Mendel (Orel 1984).
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