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Jan Hus

1369 - 1415

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Jan Hus (; Czech: [ˈjan ˈɦus] (listen); c. 1370 – 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. Hus is considered by some to be the first Church reformer, even though some designate the theorist John Wycliffe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Hus has received more than 2,492,790 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Jan Hus is the 5th most popular social activist (up from 6th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Czechia (up from 4th 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 5 out of 538Before him are Che Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Malcolm X. After him are Rosa Luxemburg, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

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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, Barsbay, and Constantine I of Georgia. Among people deceased in 1415, Jan Hus ranks 1After him are Philippa of Lancaster, Anthony, Duke of Brabant, John I, Duke of Alençon, Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge, Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York, Philip II, Count of Nevers, Manuel Chrysoloras, Jean Malouel, Owain Glyndŵr, Charles I of Albret, and Louis, Duke of Guyenne.

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Among people born in Czechia, Jan Hus ranks 3 out of 973Before him are Sigmund Freud (1856) and Gregor Mendel (1822). After him are Gustav Mahler (1860), Antonín Dvořák (1841), John Amos Comenius (1592), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), Edmund Husserl (1859), Milan Kundera (1929), 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), and Joseph von Sonnenfels (1732).