Place Jeanne d'Arc
Jeanne d'Arc, après la victoire
Joan of Arc, After the Victory
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 statue of Jean d'Arc in armour with a sword in her outstretched arms.
coat of arms of Montigny-lès-Metz
coat-of-arms or Jeanne d'Arc
On the socle, from top to bottom:
A JEANNE D'ARC
Signed: h allouard
The statue inaugurated 30 May 1935 was taken by the Germans in the Second World War, except for the sword, which was saved by a parishioner and returned after the occupation. In 1949 a replica of the original statue was inaugurated, however, at present the sword is missing.
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.
- Henri Émile Allouard (Paris 1844 - 1929),
French painter and sculptor
Sources & Information
- Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, Statues en France (WebArchive).
- Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique du XVIe au XXe siècle (Vesoul: l'auteur, 2008), p. 33.
Location (N 49°5'59" - E 6°9'20")
Item Code: frlo126; Photograph: 15 June 2011
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