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A portrait of Jan Hus in his former apartment in the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague. <br />
Jan Hus became rector of the chapel in 1402 and preached here until 1412. <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. <br />
The chapel remained a centre for the Protestant Church after the Hussite Wars, which followed Hus' martyrdom, ended. The chapel was confiscated from its protestant community and bought by the Jesuit order in 1661.