History & Religion

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans”, 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 Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in northeast France.

  • Born: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France
  • Died: 30 May 1431, Rouen, France
  • Full name: Jeanne d’Arc
  • About Joan of Arc

About Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc (1412-1431) is a French heroine and Roman Catholic saint.

Born in obscurity to a peasant family, she travelled to the uncrowned Dauphin of France, advising him to reclaim his French throne and defeat the English.

Joan of Arc was sent alongside French troops to the siege of Orleans and rose to prominence after the siege was lifted after nine days.

She was later captured and burned at the stake for heresy. However, as she predicted, seven years after her death, France was reunited with the English defeated and Charles crowned King.