Major Dates

  • 1415

    Mort de Jan Hus

    Jan Hus (1369-1415), Czech priest convicted of heresy, died at the stake. He preached the reform of the Church and the return to evangelical poverty. This pre-reformer strongly influenced Martin Luther: a century before Luther, he translated the Gospel into Czech and condemned indulgences.

    Notice : Jan Hus (1369-1415) and the Hussite wars (1419-1436)

  • 1450

    Invention of printing

    From technological progress to a new era. The development of the typographic printing press had a considerable impact on the diffusion of ideas: it was this which made the rapid diffusion of the Reformation possible.

    Notice : The revolution of printing