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Jan Hus Monument

this Sight was last updated on 2 Aug 02

You can't miss this one. The huge statue adorned with graffiti and seated tourists was designed by Ladislav Saloun and unveiled in 1915 for the 500th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus.
Born in a small Bohemian village and later becoming a Protestant Reformist preacher, Jan Hus's objections to the wealth and corruption of the Catholic Church struck a chord with Czechs from across all walks of life.
He was burnt at the stake and pronounced a heretic in 1415 for his beliefs, but this didn't stop his followers, the Hussites, from launching one of the most famous and successful military campaigns ever against Catholic hegemony. In the Hussite Wars, they achieved several key victories and laid the groundwork for the Hussite King George of Podebrady (Jiriho z Podebrad) to come to power in 1458.
Jan got the better part of the deal with death at the stake because he now has this monument. George from Podebrady got a metro station named after him (Jiriho z Podebrad).

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Guided tours available?: Unknown
Entrance free?: Unknown
Type of landmark: Monument, Statue/Memorial
Available for hire as: No info at present
Romantic Location?: A few good places
Entrance fee adults, if applicable: No info at present
Entrance fee children/concessions, if applicable: No info at present
Jan Hus Monument

Jan Hus Monument
View of the Jan Hus monument from the clock tower

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Well, it's there
Claus, 2 Mar 04
I like the font.
spidey, 20 Sep 02

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