Definitions for "huss"
Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
John Huss (sometimes spelled Hus, c.1369-1415), Bohemian-born reformer, became an advocate of John Wycliffe and attacked ecclesiastical abuses. In 1411 Huss was excommunicated and in 1414 he was imprisoned. His death at the stake made him a Czech national hero and martyr. His followers took up arms for church reform in the Hussite wars. Return to Theme