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Jan Hus was a Bohemian priest in the early 15th c. He believed that the Bible is the supreme authority and that lay people should drink from the cup (during mass). He also denounced the Pope's extravagance. He was burned at the stake.Jan Hus was an early 15th century bohemian religious reformer whose efforts to reform the church eventually fueled the Protestant Reformation. He took Wycliffe’s lollardy to Eastern Europe. He preached that the Church should not have secular power or possessions, the Bible is the supreme authority, lay people should be able to drink from the cup, and he also denounced the Pope’s extravagance. The papal authority invited him to a conference to discuss the issues and he was given safe passage. However, he was captured and burned at the stake for being a heretic. He was considered a hero.