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Joan of Arc

 (jōn; ärk), Saint French name Jeanne d'Arc (zhän därk′) Known as "the Maid of Orléans" and "La Pucelle." 1412?-1431.
French military leader and mystic who organized the French resistance against the English at the siege of Orléans, led an army of 12,000 to Rheims, and had the dauphin crowned Charles VII (1429). Captured and sold to the English by the Burgundians (1430), she was tried for heresy and sorcery and was burned at the stake in Rouen.
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Joan of Arc

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(Biography) Saint known as the Maid of Orléans; French name Jeanne d'Arc. ?1412–31, French national heroine, who led the army that relieved Orléans in the Hundred Years' War, enabling Charles VII to be crowned at Reims (1429). After being captured (1430), she was burnt at the stake as a heretic. She was canonized in 1920. Feast day: May 30
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Joan of Arc

(ˈdʒoʊn əv ˈɑrk)
n.
Saint ( “the Maid of Orléans” ), 1412?–31, French martyr who raised the siege of Orléans. French, Jeanne d'Arc.
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Noun1.Joan of Arc - French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English and to have Charles VII crowned kingJoan of Arc - French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English and to have Charles VII crowned king; she was later tried for heresy and burned at the stake (1412-1431)
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