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Czech Republic
Praha
Hlavní mĕsto

Staromĕstké námĕstí

Pomník Jana Husa

Jan Hus Memorial

Jan Hus
Husinec c. 1369 - Konstanz 1415
Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague. After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, he was, before Luther, Calvin and Zwingli, the first actual Church reformer
(Wikipedia)
Ladislav Šaloun
B.T. Srpek (Brandýs nad Labem)
1915

Praha /  Pomník Jana Husa   Praha /  Pomník Jana Husa

Description

The memorial has a massive granite base, the figure of Jan Hus standing on a burning stake dominates. There are six figures of Hussite fighters behind the martyr, on the left side there is a group of defeated people, going into exile after the White Mountain battle. At the back side of the memorial there is a family group representing the national revival.

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Inscription(s)

(front)
milujte se, pravdy každému prejte
Love each other, wish truth upon everyone (quote from Hus' work)

(left)
verím že vláda vecí Tvých k Tobe se zase
navrátí, ó lide ceský!

I believe that after storms of anger are gone the rule of your things will come back to you again, oh people of Bohemia (quote from the work of Comenius)

(back)
živ bud, národe posvecený v Bohu, neumírej
Stay alive, nation consecrated to God, don't die (quote from the work of Comenius)

(right)
ktož jsú boží bojovníci a zákona jeho
Who are the God's fighters and of his law (the first lines of a Hussite song)

Annotation

It was unveiled in 1915 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jan Hus' martyrdom.

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Location (N 50°5'15" - E 14°25'16")

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