Death in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 05.251 E 014° 25.269
33U E 458590 N 5548520
Jan Hus Memorial
Waymark Code: WM1643N
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 04/30/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Right in the middle of the Old Town Square there is a monument dedicated to Jan Hus. Jan Hus (1370 -1415) was a Roman Catholic priest, Czech medieval religious thinker, university teacher, reformer and preacher. After John Wycliffe, whose ideas and arguments he was inspired by, Hus was one of the first reformers of the Church, preceding his successors - the reformers Luther, Calvin and Zwingli - by almost a century. He was denounced as a heretic by the Catholic prelates, and his doctrines as heresy, and excommunicated. He was condemned as a heretic, and subsequently delivered to the secular authorities to be burned at the stake because he refused to recant his teachings. The monument was unveiled in 1915 on the 500th anniversary of HUs death.

"The Jan Hus Memorial stands at one end of Old Town Square, Prague in the Czech Republic. The huge monument depicts victorious Hussite warriors and Protestants who were forced into exile 200 years after Hus in the wake of the lost Battle of the White Mountain during the Thirty Years' War, and a young mother who symbolises national rebirth. The monument was so large that the sculptor designed and built his own villa and studio where the work could be carried out. It was unveiled in 1915 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jan Hus' martyrdom. The memorial was designed by Ladislav Šaloun and paid for solely by public donations.
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Born in 1369, Hus became an influential religious thinker, philosopher, and reformer in Prague. He was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century. In his works he criticized religious moral decay of the Catholic Church. Accordingly, the Czech patriot Hus believed that mass should be given in the vernacular, or local language, rather than in Latin. He was inspired by the teachings of John Wycliffe. In the following century, Hus was followed by many other reformers - e.g. Martin Luther, John Calvin and Huldrych Zwingli. Hus was ultimately condemned by the Council of Constance and burned at the stake in 1415. This led to the Hussite Wars."

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Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

Name of Location or Landmark: Jan Hus Memorial

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Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer: Fine Art America

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Puzzle Type: Cardboard 2 dimensional

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