Hussite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hussite an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hussite (Eccl. Hist) A follower of John Huss, the Bohemian reformer, who was adjudged a heretic and burnt alive in 1415.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Hussite A follower of John Huss of Bohemia, the religious reformer, who was burned in 1415. The Hussites organized themselves immediately afterward into a politico-religious party, and waged fierce civil war from 1419 to 1434, when they were overcome. They were divided in doctrine into radical and conservative sections, called Taborites and Calixtines; the former finally became merged with the Bohemian Brethren, and the latter partly with the Lutherans and partly with the Roman Catholics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hussite hus′sīt a follower of the Bohemian reformer, John Hus, martyred in 1415.
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Usage

In literature:

But, although most of the Bohemians might now be called Hussites, there were great divisions among the Hussites themselves.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
Of all the churches of Europe there is not one that affects me so deeply as this famous old Hussite building.
"Pharos, The Egyptian" by Guy Newell Boothby
In 1427 several German princes undertook a new crusade against the Hussites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
In the fifteenth century the country was visited by that terrible scourge the Hussite war.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
Eugenius IV., now pontiff, was afraid that negotiations would be entered upon with the Hussite chiefs.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
The Hussite war had none of the reforming purpose which led to the martyrdom they wished to avenge.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele
Anxious to secure his aid for the crusade against the Hussites, Pope Martin again offered him a cardinal's hat, which Beaufort accepted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The Hussites were put down.
"On Liberty" by John Stuart Mill
After the Hussite Wars these peasant insurrections increased in gravity in Germany and took on a religious character.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
THE REIGN OF SIGISMUND AND THE HUSSITE WAR.
"A History of Germany" by Bayard Taylor
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In poetry:

Bohemia's mountains echo
Tones of Ziska's drum,
And the nobles see in thought
The modern Hussites come.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones