Komensky (Comenius), a member of the brotherhood, claimed for the members of his church that they were the genuine inheritors of the doctrines of Hus.
The affinity existing between the Magyar and the Finnic languages, first noticed by John Amos Comenius (Komensky) in the middle of the 17th century,' and later by Olav Rudbeck, 2 Leibnitz, 3 Strahlenberg, 4 Eccard, Sajnovics,5 and others, was proved " grammatically " by Samuel Gyarmathi in his work entitled A f initas linguae Hungaricae cum linguis Finnicae originis grammatice demonstrate (Gottingen, 1799).
The Czech colonies in Vienna endeavoured, by means of the so-called " Komensky schools " (from the Czech form of the name of Komenius, the educationalist), to protect themselves against fusion with the indigenous population.
They opened a Komensky school there without proper authorization, and when this was closed by the municipal authorities, they organized a demonstration of Czech women, who crowded with their children into the Parliament House.
The names of Hus, Chelcicky and Comenius (Komensky) are connected with the pre-Renaissance religious periods.
COMENIUS (or [[Komensky), Johann Amos]] (1592-1671), a famous writer on education, and the last bishop of the old church of the Moravian and Bohemian Brethren, was born at Comna, or, according to another account, at Niwnitz, in Moravia, of poor parents belonging to the sect of the Moravian Brethren.
The greatest writer of the brotherhood is John Amos Komensky or Comenius (1592-1670).