Jeanne d'Arc


Born
in Domrémy, France
December 23, 1411

Died
May 21, 1431

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Jeanne d'Arc or Joan of Arc (ca. 1412 – 30 May 1431), was nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans).

She is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family at Domrémy in north-east France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted in only nine days. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by th
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Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words

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“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
Joan of Arc

“I am not afraid... I was born to do this.”
Joan of Arc

“Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone.

But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young.”
Joan of Arc

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