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  1. Jerome of Prague

    Jerome of Prague was a Czech church reformer and one of the chief followers of Jan Hus who was burned for heresy at the Council of Constance.

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  1. Jerome of Prague

    born at Prague; studied there and at Oxford (where he came under Wycliffe's influence), Paris, Heidelberg, and Cologne; acquired great learning, and displayed great energy and oratorical power; attracted the notice of the Kings of Poland and Hungary; joined John Huss in his agitation against the abuses of the Church; became involved in the movement against Huss, and though he recanted, afterwards withdrew his recantation, and was burned at Constance (about 1365-1416.)

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