A monument of Jan Hus on Prague Old Town Square stands in front of The Church of Our Lady before Tyn which was a stronghold of followers of Jan Hus who controlled the it for over 200 years after his death. The statue was designed by Ladislav Saloun. The statue was unveiled on 6 July 1915, the 500th anniversary of the execution of Jan Hus. The inscription reads: 'Love each other and wish the truth to everyone.' 'Live, nation sacred in God, don't die.' 'I believe that the thunderous anger will cease and the running of your affairs will return to you, Czech nation.'
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.