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France
Compiègne
Oise

Picardie

Place de l 'Hôtel de Ville

Jeanne d'Arc

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
(Wikipedia)
Étienne Leroux
Thiébaut (Paris)
1895

Compiègne /  Jeanne d'Arc   Compiègne /  Jeanne d'Arc

Description

Statue of Joan of Arc in semi-armor, holding aloft her banner.

Inscription(s)

Je yray voir
mes bons amys
de Compiengne

1430-1880

1895
(translated: "I will go to see my good friends of Compiègne").

Signed: e. leroux
thiébaut freres fondeurs

Annotation

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

Old Postcard(s)

 
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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°25'3" E 2°49'31"

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