Joan of Arc
military commander, French
Joan of Arc's first major military victory.
AKA "Maid of Orleans". Born at Domremy in Champagne, France, c 1412. Died at Rouen, France, 30 May 1431.
Heroine of France and saint of the Catholic Church
She was beaten, tortured and stabbed until dead in a Japanese prison, she was 17
French heroine; burned at the stake at 19 for heresy; made a saint in 1920
Burned at the stake for heresy in 1431
1879, oil on canvas; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Written by Eric Bazilian (of The Hooters) and sung by Joan Osborne