Jan Hus

1369 - 1415

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Jan Hus (; Czech: [ˈjan ˈɦus] (listen); c. 1372 – 6 July 1415), sometimes anglicized as John Hus or John Huss, and referred to in historical texts as Iohannes Hus or Johannes Huss, was a Czech theologian and philosopher who became a Church reformer and the inspiration of Hussitism, a key predecessor to Protestantism and a seminal figure in the Bohemian Reformation. After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical reform, Hus is considered the second Church reformer, as he lived before Luther, Calvin and Zwingli. His teachings had a strong influence on the states of Western Europe, most immediately in the approval of a reformed Bohemian religious denomination and, over a century later, on Martin Luther. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Hus has received more than 1,807,166 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Jan Hus is the 6th most popular social activist, the 4th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Czech Social Activist.

Jan Hus was a Czech priest and university professor who preached reform of the Catholic Church. He was burned at the stake for heresy in 1415.

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Among social activists, Jan Hus ranks 6 out of 544Before him are Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Rosa Luxemburg. After him are Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, and Guy Fawkes.

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Among people born in 1369, Jan Hus ranks 1After him are Pope Martin V, Imadaddin Nasimi, Muzio Attendolo Sforza, Mary de Bohun, Pippo Spano, and Barsbay. Among people deceased in 1415, Jan Hus ranks 1After him are Philippa of Lancaster, Anthony, Duke of Brabant, Manuel Chrysoloras, Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge, Philip II, Count of Nevers, Jean Malouel, Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York, Owain Glyndŵr, Charles I of Albret, and Louis, Duke of Guyenne.

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Among people born in Czechia, Jan Hus ranks 4 out of 839Before him are Sigmund Freud (1856), Gustav Mahler (1860), and Gregor Mendel (1822). After him are Antonín Dvořák (1841), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), Milan Kundera (1929), John Amos Comenius (1592), Edmund Husserl (1859), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), and Václav Havel (1936).


Among social activists born in Czechia, Jan Hus ranks 1After him are Bertha von Suttner (1843), Jan Palach (1948), Emilie Schindler (1907), Bořivoj II, Duke of Bohemia (1064), and Joseph von Sonnenfels (1732).