Památník Jana Husa / Jan Hus Memorial - Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
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N 50° 14.558 E 014° 18.637
33U E 450843 N 5565835
Quick Description: Památník Jana Husa / Jan Hus Memorial
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 3:13:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMMEC3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Jan Hus:
"Born in 1370, Hus became an influential religious thinker, philosopher, and reformer in Prague. Hus believed that Catholic mass should be given in the vernacular, or local language, rather than in Latin as well as many teachings of John Wycliffe. This did not go over well with the Vatican in Rome and Huss was ultimately condemned by the Council of Constance and burned at the stake in 1415.

The people of Bohemia and other regions around Prague were constantly under oppressive regimes. Jan Hus became a symbol of dissidence and a symbol of strength against oppressive regimes. His opposition to church control by the Vatican gave strength to those who opposed control of Czech lands by the Habsburgs in the 19th century, and Hus soon became a symbol of anti-Habsburg rule."

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