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.
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.