This Day in the Yesteryear: JAN HUS IS BURNED AT THE STAKE (1415)

Jan Hus Is Burned at the Stake (1415)

A Bohemian religious reformer, Hus was excommunicated in 1411 after taking a stand in the power struggle among the three figures claiming to be pope of the Catholic Church. He continued to preach, but his criticism led to a case of heresy against him, and he was invited to the Council of Constance to explain his views. Though promised safe conduct to the council, he was arrested, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake. What seemingly prescient thing did Hus do before traveling to Constance? More…Discuss

 

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One response to “This Day in the Yesteryear: JAN HUS IS BURNED AT THE STAKE (1415)

  1. Pingback: Jul 6 – Jan Hus | Holy Women, Holy Men

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