Jan Hus and his monument, Prague

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    National Hero

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

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    One century before Martin Luther, Jan Hus, the dean of Charles University in Prague started challenging the church, condemning the practices that originated protestant reform. He was convicted and burned as heretic, leading to a popular revolution - the Hussite war.

    Jan Hus became a national hero, and in the beginning of last century a monument was erected in the centre of the main square in Prague.

    Facing the church of Our Lady Before Tyn, that became the centre of the Hussite movement, this monument, though discreet in forms and proportions becomes preeminent in the wide square.

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    THE JAN HUS MEMORIAL

    by balhannah Written Jul 29, 2013

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    While I was in this corner of the Old Town Square, I had a look at the Jan Hus Memorial. My husband and also decided this was a good place to meet! There were plenty of seats surrounding the monument.

    So, who was he?
    Believed to be one of the greatest "thinkers" in Europe during his time, and a religious reformer who had the courage to criticise the Church at a time when Europe was heading into religious turmoil. He criticised corruption in the Church, rife at the time, and wrote many works on reforming the Church, which later formed the basis for the reform movement in Germany under Martin Luther. Hus was excommunicated by the Pope!
    Jan Hus left Prague in 1412, then went to appear before a Church council to defend his thoughts. Unfortunately, the Council had long decided his fate, so he didn't stand a chance.
    He was declared a heretic in 1415, and burnt at the stake.

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    Jan Hus Statue

    by fachd Written Dec 25, 2012

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    Jan Hus was a reformer and his Statue is located at the Old Town Square. He was the symbol of Czech nationalism. The statue was erected on July 6, 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformer's death.

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    Jan Hus monument in Old Town Square

    by GentleSpirit Written Oct 4, 2012

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    Statue of Jan Hus, Old Town Square

    there is a statue in Old Town Square, off to the side a bit that is essential to understanding Prague and the Czech nation.

    Jan Hus was the dean of Charles University and often preached against some of the practices of the Catholic Church. He was excommunicated in 1410 but persisted in preaching against the sins of the Church. He sought reform, this well ahead of Martin Luther. In any case, Jan Hus was burned at the stake for heresy on July 6, 1415.

    His death marked the start of the Hussite Wars against the Catholic Church. None of the invasions sent managed to defeat the Hussites, they eventually destroyed themselves through internal divisions.

    The statue in Old Town Square was erected on the 500th anniversary of his death (July 1915) The statue is looking at the Our Lady of Tyn Church, which was the main Hussite church in prague until 1621.

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    JAN HUS STATUE AND OLD TOWN SQAURE

    by mallyak Written Sep 8, 2010

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    At the centre of the Old Town Square is the Jan Hus statue, erected on the 6th July 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformer’s death. The groundswell of supporters for his beliefs during the 14th and 15th centuries eventually led to the Hussite wars.
    Jan Hus, a 15th century heretic, is a symbol of Czech nationalism - and so is his monument. Plopped down in Old Town Square during the Cezch National Revival in 1915, Jan Hus keeps watch over Prague and foreign invaders at bay

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    A remarkable monument

    by muratkorman Updated Sep 1, 2010

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    Jan Hus was a religious reformer who was executed in 1415. This influential persona was shown respect with the monument erected on 1915 which coincided with the 500 anniversary of this unfortunate execution. It's a perfect meeting point as it's well-known and easily accessible.

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    Jan Hus Memorial

    by June.b Written Jun 21, 2010

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    Jan who?

    Unveiled in 1915 in commemoration of Jan Hus' 500th martyrdom. Jan Hus is a priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague. He was burned at the stake because of his views on ecclesiology, the Eucharist, other theological standpoint.

    For more details, please check the wikipedia or other source online.

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    Jan Hus monument

    by Raimix Updated Jan 31, 2010

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    Jan Hus monument is quite dominant in old town square. This monument was founded in 1903. Here Jan Hus figure looks to Tyn Church, around him are local Czech warriors and almost-death people. In 1918th some inscriptions here were made, associated with Czech nation, one of them, let’s say, is “I believe, that the anger thunders will cease and that the government of your affairs will return to your hands, Czech folk”.

    Who was Jan Hus? Master of Charles University, reformer, priest, philosopher, lived in 1372 – 1415. His movement was called Hussites movement and was for reforming Catholic Church into the one that nowadays is almost the same as reformist (Martin Luther) religion root. Jan Hus was burned at central Prague square for thinking differently, breaking norms of standard Catholic religion. Main church for Hussites in medieval times was Tyn Church. Nowadays Hussites visit masses at St. Nicholas church in old town square.

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    The monument to Jan Hus

    by viddra Updated Jul 7, 2008
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    Jan Huss was a religious thinker and reformer, born in Southern Bohemia in 1369. He initiated a reform movement based on the ideas of John Wycliffe - that people should be permitted to read the Bible in their own language, and they should oppose the tyranny of the Roman church that threatened anyone possessing a non-Latin Bible with execution. His followers became known as Hussites. Hus was excommunicated in 1411 and burned at the stake in Constance on 6 July 1415.

    The bronze monument to Hus was inaugurated in 1915, on the 5th centenary of his death.

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    jan hus monument

    by doug48 Written Jun 14, 2008

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    to begin my virtual tour of stare mesto (old town) prague i will begin at the jan hus monument which is in the center of old town. this massive monument commemorates the religious reformer and czech hero jan hus. as a leader of the hussite movement he objected to the corruption and wealth of the catholic church. hus was burned at the stake after being tried as a heretic by the council of constance in 1415. this monument was built by ladislav saloun and was unveiled in 1915 on the 500th anniversary of his death.

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    Jan Hus

    by tim07 Updated Jun 4, 2008

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    Dominating the Old Town Square is an Art Nouveau sculpture of Czech hero of Jan Hus. It was unveiled on 6th July 1915, the 500th anniversary of his death. The steps & benches at its base are a great place to sit & relax.

    Jan Hus was an early Christian reformer. He was burnt at the stake in 1415.

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    Start an uprising...or not...

    by mbsimjam Written Sep 27, 2007

    Jan Hus was a man from Tabor who started the uprising against the church in the Czech Republic during the protestant uprise. He was burned to death, and today there is a large monument to him in the middle of Old Town Square. It is a great place to sit and watch all the hordes of people go by. You will also usually see many budding artists sitting there drawing the spectacular views around them, or other things that this place inspires.

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    Jan Hus

    by klj&a Updated Mar 25, 2007

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    This monument in the middle of Old Town Square is of Jan Hus, who was a religious reformer. He was burned at the stake after being branded a heretic in 1415. He became a revered martyr and this monument was erected in his memory.

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    Pomnik Jana Husa: the statues

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 3, 2007

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    The monument represents two groups: the hussitis victorious and the forced Protestants to the exile 200 years later, and a young mother that symbolizes the national rebirth. The figure of Hus dominates the scene, from which the moral strength of the man that abdicated its life shines through rather than to its ideas.

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    Pomnik Jana Husa

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 3, 2007

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    In front of the Kinsky Palace there is the monument to the Czech hero Jan Hus. He was put to the fire after having been condemned for heresy by the Council of Constancy in 1415. The monument was created by Ladislav Saloun in 1915 and it was inaugurated for the 500th anniversary of its death.

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