Place de l 'Hôtel de Ville
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
Statue of Joan of Arc in semi-armor, holding aloft her banner.
(translated: "I will go to see my good friends of Compiègne").
Je yray voir
mes bons amys
Signed: e. leroux
thiébaut freres fondeurs
On 23 May 1430 Jeanne d'Arc was captured outside the city walls of Compiègne when a detachment of French soldiers that she was leading encountered a much large Burgundian force.
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.
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- Frédéric-Étienne Leroux (1836-1906),
Sources & Information
Location (N 49°25'3" - E 2°49'31")
Item Code: frpi012; Photograph: 24 May 2011
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