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
Altar with a statue of Jeanne d'Arc as centerpiece of the war memorial for World War I. The altar is flanked by statues of Sainte-Géneviève and Sainte-Clotilde.
Signed: andre besqueut
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.
- André Besqueut (Saint-Christophe-sur-Dolaison 1850 - Vals-près-Le-Puy 1942),
French sculptor. The replicas of his statue "Jeanne d'Arc au sacre" (1912) were made by Estoup et Cazes in Le Puy-en-Velay, often in plaster.
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. 47-48 (this copy not mentioned).
Locatie (N 43°36'0" - E 1°27'2") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: frmp040; Photograph: 2 September 2011
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