A carved wooden likeness of Jan Zizka at the Hussite Museum. Zizka z Trocnova a Kalicha was a Czech general and Hussite leader, follower of Jan Hus, who was born in the small village of Trocnov (now part of Borovany) in Bohemia, into a gentried family. He was nicknamed 'One-eyed Zizka'. The Hussites were followers of Jan Hus (or John Huss, 1369 - 1415) a Czech priest, philosopher and one of the first church reformers. Hus attacked moral failings among the clergy and promoted some of the teachings of John Wycliffe (1331 - 1384), an English reformer who had been burned at the stake in 1384. Hus was ex-communicated for his views in 1410 and burned at the stake as a heretic in Konstanz on 6 July 1415.