Joan of Arc

Definition

Joan of Arc (Jeanne D'Arc, l. c. 1412-1431 CE) was a medieval peasant who, claiming to receive visions from God, turned the tide of the Hundred Years' War in favor of a French victory. She was famously martyrd for standing by her claim of divine inspiration and later canonized as a saint.

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  • 1412 - 1431
    Life of Joan of Arc.
  • 1425
    Joan of Arc receives visions from God telling her to drive the English from France and bring Charles VII to Rheims to be crowned king.
  • 1428
    Joan of Arc's first attempt to meet with Charles the dauphin fails.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc lifts the Siege of Orleans; a major victory for the French in the Hundred Years' War.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc orchestrates the Loire Campaign to bring Charles VII to Rheims for coronation.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc succeeds in meeting the dauphin who accepts her offer to help him.
  • 29 Apr 1429
    Joan of Arc prays in Orleans Cathedral during the Hundred Years' War.
  • 1430
    Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English.
  • 1430 - 1431
    Joan of Arc is held as prisoner of the English at the city of Rouen.
  • 1431
    Joan of Arc is convicted of heresy and burned at the stake in Rouen.
  • 1456
    Joan of Arc's conviction is invalidated and she is declared a martyr for France. .
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