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Joan of Arc

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Birthday
6, 1412
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 30, 1431 (19)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1412
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 30, 1431 (19)

About

Catholic saint who disguised herself as a man and led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War. After being captured by the Burgundians, she was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. Actress Ingrid Bergman portrayed her in a 1948 Victor Fleming film.

Before Fame

She had her divine vision at the age of twelve, claiming to have seen Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret.

Trivia

Twenty-five years after her execution, Pope Callixtus III reviewed her trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.

Family Life

Her parents were Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romee.

Associated With

Napoleon made her a national symbol of France in 1803.

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