Joan of Arc

War Hero

Birthday January 6, 1412

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace France

DEATH DATE May 30, 1431 (19)

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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.


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.