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Jan Hus memorial located in the city of Tabor in South Bohemia. The town was founded in 1420 by followers of Jan Hus, a Bohemian reformer who was burned at the stake in 1415. Hus followers, led by Petr Hromadka of Jistebnice and Jan Bydlinsky of Bydlin, gave the town a bibilical name, after Mount Tabor in the Holy Land, and the settlement became the starting off point for successive Hussite Armies during the Hussite Wars that followed Hus' martyrdom. <br />
Jan Hus (or John Huss, 1369 - 1415) was a Czech priest, philosopher and one of the first church reformers. Hus attacked moral failings among the clergy and promoted some of the teachings of John Wycliffe (1331 - 1384), an English reformere who had been burned at the stake in 1384. Hus was excommunicated for his views in 1410 and burned at the stake as a heretic in Konstanz on 6 July 1415.