Joan of Arc, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joan of Arc

French folk heroine and Roman Catholic saint

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 30-May-1431

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Joan of Arc

  • Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc pronounced [?an da?k]; c.
  • 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of OrlĂ©ans" (French: La Pucelle d'OrlĂ©ans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.
  • She was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle RomĂ©e, a peasant family, at DomrĂ©my in northeast France.
  • Joan claimed to have received visions of the archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War.
  • The unanointed King Charles VII sent Joan to the Siege of OrlĂ©ans as part of a relief army.
  • She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later.
  • Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's consecration at Reims.
  • This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian faction, a group of French nobles allied with the English.
  • She was later handed over to the English and put on trial by the pro-English bishop Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges.
  • After Cauchon declared her guilty, she was burned at the stake on 30 May 1431, dying at about nineteen years of age.In 1456, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, debunked the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.
  • In the 16th century she became a symbol of the Catholic League, and in 1803 she was declared a national symbol of France by the decision of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • She was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920.
  • Joan of Arc is one of the nine secondary patron saints of France, along with Saint Denis, Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Louis, Saint Michael, Saint RĂ©mi, Saint Petronilla, Saint Radegund and Saint ThĂ©rèse of Lisieux. Joan of Arc has remained a popular figure in literature, painting, sculpture, and other cultural works since the time of her death, and many famous writers, playwrights, filmmakers, artists, and composers have created, and continue to create, cultural depictions of her.

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