Côté de la Basilique
(Basilique du Bois Chenu - Porche)
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
Marble statue of Jeanne d'Arc as peasant girl kneeling and praying.
Battissez des Chapelles
Dans lesquelles on prie
Pour les Soldats
Morts pour la Patrie
Signed: Léo Roussel stare 1939
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.
- Léon dit Léo Roussel (1868-1943),
Sources & Information
- Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique du XVIe au XXe siècle (Vesoul: l'auteur, 2008), p. 395-396.
- Jean-Marc Bodson, Modèle français (Bruxelles: Husson, 2008), no. 60.
- Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, Statues en France (WebArchive).
Location (N 48°25'40" - E 5°40'11")
Item Code: frlo041; Photograph: 13 June 2011
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