Jeanne d'Arc relevant l'épée de la France
Joan of Arc raises the sword of France
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 sculpture depicting Jeanne d'Arc as peasant girl raising the sword, while she is protected by an armoured and crowned woman in a lly cloak.
Commissioned in 1890 at the initiative of the General Council of the Vosges, the monument was unveiled at the Salon in 1893 and erected on site in 1902.
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.
- Marius Jean Antonin Mercié (Toulouse 1845 - Paris 1916),
Sources & Information
- Le Village de Domremy (leaflet).
- Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique du XVIe au XXe siècle (Vesoul: l'auteur, 2008), p. 286.
- Jean-Marc Bodson, Modèle français (Bruxelles: Husson, 2008), no. 29.
- Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, Statues en France (WebArchive).
Location (N 48°26'30" - E 5°40'32")
Item Code: frlo042; Photograph: 13 June 2011
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