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Jan Hus

Hus, Jan (1370–1415), Bohemian religious reformer and Czech national hero. Influenced by John Wycliffe, Hus attacked Church and papal abuses. He defended his ideas at the Council of Constance in 1414, where he was arrested, tried, and burned at the stake as a heretic. His followers, the Hussites, demanded many reforms in the Roman Catholic Church, with which they were involved in a series of wars in Bohemia in the 15th century.

See also: Bohemia

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