In focus: Remembering Jan Hus
His intensive reading of the Bible made him a harsh critic of the Church. Jan Hus (ca. 1370–1415) demanded radical reorientation. And paid for it with his life. If the renowned Council of Constance (1414–1418) is currently being commemorated by Lake Constance, then we should also remember the burning of the priest of Prague six hundred years ago on 6 July 1415. Even a king broke his word in the scandalous trial of Hus.