Growth of Reform

1370-1374 Jan Milíc of Kromeírž teaches in Prague, establishes "New Jerusalem" for prostitutes

c.1372 Jan Hus born in Husinec

1384 John Wyclif dies in England

1389 Reformer Matej of Janov charged with heresy, recants

1391 Bethlehem Chapel founded

1401 Jerome of Prague brings copies of Wyclif's books back from England

1402 Hus becomes preacher at Bethlehem Chapel

1403 Wyclifism condemned in Prague

1409 Anti-reform German professors leave Charles University, Hus elected rector

Church and State

1378 Emperor Charles IV dies, Václav IV becomes head of Czech lands; Great Schism begins with both Urban VI and Clement VII elected pope

1387 Václav's half-brother Sigismund crowned king of Hungary

1393 Political conspiracy against Václav

1400 Václav deposed as Holy Roman Emperor

1402 Sisigmund imprisons Václav; Zbynek Zajíc of Hazmburk consecrated archbishop of Prague

1408 King Ladislas of Naples seizes Rome from Pope Gregory XII

1409 Council of Pisa deposes Gregory XII and Benedict XII, elects Alexander V as pope


1410 Papal bull prohibits preaching in private chapels, including Bethlehem; Wyclif's books publicly burned in Prague; Hus excommunicated (twice)

1411 Hus excommunicated a third time; Zbynek flees Prague, dies in hiding

1412 Public demonstrations break out in Prague; Jakoubek of Stríbro declares the papacy antichrist; Hus excommunicated a fourth time; Prague threatened with interdict, Hus goes into voluntary exile

1413-1414 Hus writes De Ecclesia and other books

1414 Hus departs for Council of Constance; Jakoubek introduces utraquism (lay Communion in bread and wine) in Prague

1415 Utraquism condemned by Council of Constance; Hus burned as a heretic; Czech barons form Hussite league

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