Place du Cardinal Luçon
(Square 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
Bronze equestrian statue.
No inscriptions. Formerly, the statue was on a pedestal with the following inscriptions (after Mugnier):
a jeanne d'arc / reims / la France / souscription nationale ouverte par l'academie de Reims 1886-1896
sculptee en 1889 et fondue a cire perdue d'un seul jet par bingen 1896
sacre de charles vii en presence de jeanne d'arc / 17 juillet 1429
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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Sources & Information
- Kees van Tilburg, From Marcus Aurelius to Kim Jong-il: The story of equestrian statues throughout the ages (Amstelveen, 2017). – see also the Equestrian statue website.
Location (N 49°15'13" - E 4°1'56")
Item Code: frca017; Photograph: 11 September 2011
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