Jeanne d'Arc au sacre
Joan of Arc at the Coronation
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 on an altar, with two leopards as supporters. The altar has a relief in three parts showing Jeanne d'Arc returning from her victory at Les Tourelles. The alter is placed in the northern transept-chapel.
- André-César Vermare (Lyon 1869 - Île de Bréhat 1949),
French sculptor. His statue 'Jeanne d'Arc au sacre' was by Pope Pius X in 1909 appointed as the offical statue for the beatification of Jeanne d'Arc. The marble statue was placed in the French national church in Rome. Many factories made replicas of the statue, usually in plaster
The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. The French heroine attended evening Mass in this cathedral on May 2, 1429, while in the city to lift the siege. This statue was specially made by Vermare for the cathedral and is not identical with the more common 'Jeanne d'Arc au sacre'.
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.
Sources & Information
- Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique du XVIe au XXe siècle (Vesoul: l'auteur, 2008), p. 436.
- Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, Statues en France (WebArchive).
Location (N 47°54'7" - E 1°54'37")
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Item Code: frce056; Photograph: 10 September 2011
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