20 Talented People Who Only Became Famous After Their Deaths

5. Gregor Johann Mendel

Renowned as The Father of Modern Genetics, Gregor Mendel didn't live to see fame. With two laws dedicated in his name, the groundbreaking experiments conducted in his lowly monastery garden are still proving to be foundation for modern scientific research. Sadly, he died in 1884 with his work negated. It's humbling to see how accounts of his efforts were rediscovered in the 20th century and praised worldwide. 

6. Henry Darger

Infamous as the man who embodied 'outsider art,' Henry Darger was a reclusive artist often deemed as mentally challenged. Deceased in 1973, his nonconformist art and literature found recognition in the 1990s. His fantasy manuscripts are the most stunning pieces of art ever discovered.

...[ Continue to next page ]

tag: scoopwhoop


Share This Post