Památník Jana Husa / Jan Hus Memorial - Tábor, Czech Republic
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N 49° 24.775 E 014° 40.454
33U E 476369 N 5473410
Quick Description: Památník Jana Husa / Jan Hus Memorial
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/11/2014 10:31:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMM8MT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Rozsáhlý pomník Jana Husa vytvoril František Bílek (1928). Od téhož autora pocházejí i dva velkoplošné reliéfy na Masarykove domove ve Smetanove ulici, Petr Chelcický a Jan z Kalicha (1934).
Mesto Tábor se vždy hlásilo ke své dramatické minulosti, od které se odvíjely dejiny národní a mnohdy stredoevropské. Tato tradice ožívá v rámci významného evropského festivalu Táborská setkání, charakterizovaného hledáním neotrelých cest k poznávání národních kultur.

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Large Jan Hus Memorial was created by Frantisek Bilek (1928). Same author has also produced two large reliefs at Masaryk home in Smetana street, Petr and Jan Chelcický of Kalich (1934).

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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