John Huss

About John Huss

Who is it?: Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer
Birth Year: 1369
Birth Place: Husinec, British
Other names: John Hus, John Huss, Jan Huss
Alma mater: University of Prague
Era: Renaissance philosophy
Region: Western philosophy
School: Hussite
Main interests: Theology

John Huss

John Huss was born on 1369 in Husinec, British, is Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer. Jon Huss, often referred as Jan Hus, was a noted academic, priest and church reformer, born in the latter half of the 14 century in the Bohemian town of Husinec. Scholars believe that his name has been derived from the name of this town; otherwise little is known about his early life. Founder of Hussitism, he is considered a key figure in the Bohemian Reformation and an important forerunner to Protestantism. Although he entered the church in search of a good life it did not take him long to realize the importance of imbibing the Biblical teachings. This in turn set him on a path of reformation and while doing so, he came in conflict with the powerful clergy. Undaunted, he continued on his path, denying infallibility of an immoral pope, asserting the authority of the scripture over the church and according the state the right to supervise it. His teachings attracted a large number of followers and caused a division in the Bohemian clergy. Ultimately, he was tricked into appearing before a council at Constance, where he was arrested and after a sham trial, burned at the stake.
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Famous Quotes:

God is my witness that the things charged against me I never preached. In the same truth of the Gospel which I have written, taught, and preached, drawing upon the sayings and positions of the holy doctors, I am ready to die today.



A statue of Jan Hus was erected at the Union Cemetery in Bohemia, New York (on Long Island) by Czech immigrants to the New York area in 1893.


Nearly six centuries later in 1999, Pope John Paul II expressed "deep regret for the cruel death inflicted" on Hus and added "deep sorrow" for Hus' death and praised his "moral courage". Cardinal Miloslav Vlk of the Czech Republic was instrumental in crafting John Paul II's statement.


Jan Hus was a key contributor to Protestantism, whose teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe and on Martin Luther. The Hussite Wars resulted in the Basel Compacts which allowed for a reformed church in the Kingdom of Bohemia—almost a century before such developments would take place in the Lutheran Reformation. The Unitas Fratrum (or Moravian Church) considers itself a spiritual heir to many of Hus' followers. Hus' extensive writings earn him a prominent place in Czech literary history.


Hus was voted the greatest hero of Czech nation in a 2015 survey by Czech Radio. He received 19% of votes.

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