|Who is it?||Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer|
|Birth Place||Husinec, British|
|Age||650 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||6 July 1415\nKonstanz, Bishopric of Constance, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany)|
|Other names||John Hus, John Huss, Jan Huss|
|Alma mater||University of Prague|
God is my witness that the things charged against me I never preached. In the same truth of the Gospel which I have written, taught, and preached, drawing upon the sayings and positions of the holy doctors, I am ready to die today.
A statue of Jan Hus was erected at the Union Cemetery in Bohemia, New York (on Long Island) by Czech immigrants to the New York area in 1893.
Nearly six centuries later in 1999, Pope John Paul II expressed "deep regret for the cruel death inflicted" on Hus and added "deep sorrow" for Hus' death and praised his "moral courage". Cardinal Miloslav Vlk of the Czech Republic was instrumental in crafting John Paul II's statement.
Jan Hus was a key contributor to Protestantism, whose teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe and on Martin Luther. The Hussite Wars resulted in the Basel Compacts which allowed for a reformed church in the Kingdom of Bohemia—almost a century before such developments would take place in the Lutheran Reformation. The Unitas Fratrum (or Moravian Church) considers itself a spiritual heir to many of Hus' followers. Hus' extensive writings earn him a prominent place in Czech literary history.
Hus was voted the greatest hero of Czech nation in a 2015 survey by Czech Radio. He received 19% of votes.