A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Hussites

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HUSSITES, the followers of John Huss, an eminent divine of Bohemia. He adopted the opinions of Wickliff, and defended them before the council of Constance, who condemned him as an heretic; and he heroically suffered martyrdom in the cause of the reformation, A. D. 1415. His death however excited an open rebellion, and his followers, under the heroic Ziska, became very formidable both to the emperour and the pope, until they at length divided and were overcome.[1]


Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Mosheim, vol, iv. p. 384-vol. v. p. 117.