In the center of Old Town Square is a tribute to Jan Hus. He was a priest and philosopher from Prague who dared to question many practices of the Catholic church. When the reformer was charged with heresy and burned at the stake in 1415, his martyrdom gave rise to the Hussites. They waged war against five Papal crusades until they won the right to practice their own version of Christianity in 1436. Hus is considered to be one of the early founders of Protestantism along with John Wycliffe from England. The Jan Hus Monument was created by sculptor Ladislav Šaloun in 1915.