Rue de Neufchâteau
Joan of Arc
Saint Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), The Maid of Orléans (ca. 1412 - 1431)
national heroine of France, beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War
Stone statue of Jeanne d'Arc as a peasant girl with flowers, and next to her a sheep.
Le 21 octobre 1863
cette fontaine dediee a JEANNE D'ARC,
a ete amenée de la source des naux,
a la grande joie de la population
et aux sons des cloches,
le conseil municipal d'Autreville
se composait de m m FRINGANT maire
et Ase ROLIN adjoint
et de m m Jn ROLIN GRANDIDIER
Lis FOURNIER, Pre LOUVIOT,
Ate LOUVIOT Jn LOUVIOT, HENRY,
Ane LIEBAUT Ene FOURNIER conseillers
Signed (statue): l. brivois
(text plaque): m.chotel / cond. des ponts et chaussées
The statue is placed in 1971 on the fountain from 1863.
Jeanne d'Arc - Timeline
- 1412 - Approx date of birth
- 1425 - Visions of Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, who told her to drive out the English and bring the Dauphin to Rheims for his coronation
- 1428, May - Went to Vaucouleurs to ask garrison commander, Count Robert de Baudricourt, to send her to the royal French court at Chinon, but is sent away.
- 1429, February - Baudricourt allows Jeanne to join the Dauphin at Chinon.
- 1429, May 8 - Lifting of the siege of Orleans
- 1429, July 17 - Coronation of Charles VII in Reims
- 1430, May 23 - Captured at Compiègne
- 1431, May 30 - Executed at Rouen
- 1871 - After the defeat of 1871, in many French towns and villages statues of Jeanne d'Arc are erected.
- Lucien Brivois (Vaucouleurs 1909 - Vaucouleurs 1985),
French sculptor in the factory of Pierson.
Sources & Information
- Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique du XVIe au XXe siècle (Vesoul: l'auteur, 2008), p. 67.
- Jean-Marc Bodson, Modèle français (Bruxelles: Husson, 2008), no. 96.
- Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, Statues en France (WebArchive).
Location (N 48°29'2" - E 5°50'56")
Item Code: frlo073; Photograph: 14 June 2011
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