14 Facts About Joan of Arc

1. Joan of Arc was born to Jacques d'Joan of Arc and Isabelle Romee, a peasant family, at Domremy in north-east France.

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2. Around the age of 12 or 13, Joan of Arc apparently began hearing voices and experiencing visions, which she interpreted as signs from God.

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3. Around this time, Joan of Arc began to have mystical visions encouraging her to lead a pious life.

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4. Joan of Arc would have been familiar with the signs of madness because his own father, Charles VI, had suffered from it.

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5. Joan of Arc's identified Saint Margaret, Saint Catherine, and Saint Michael as the sources of her revelations, although there is some ambiguity as to which of several identically named saints she intended.

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6. Joan of Arc agreed to wear feminine clothing when she abjured, which created a problem.

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7. Joan of Arc's agreed to surrender to a pro-Burgundian nobleman named Lionel of Wandomme, a member of Jean de Luxembourg's unit.

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8. Joan of Arc urged the Armagnacs to pursue, and the two armies clashed southwest of the village of Patay.

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9. Joan of Arc's said she cried when they left, as they were so beautiful.

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10. Joan of Arc's was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920.

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11. Joan of Arc's was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romee, a peasant family, at Domremy in north-east France.

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12. Joan of Arc gained favor in the court of King Charles VII, who accepted her as sane.

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13. Joan of Arc became a semi-legendary figure for the four centuries after her death.

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14. Joan of Arc became a symbol of the Catholic League during the 16th century.

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