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Interesting Facts About Joan of Arc

This is a list of 15 very interesting facts about the legendary Joan of Arc. I hope you enjoy the facts!

15. Joan of Arc was a peasant girl who, believing that she was acting under divine guidance, led the French army in a momentous victory at Orl┬Łans.

14. Joan of Arc was born around January 6, 1412.

13. In modern times, some doctors and scholars have “diagnosed” Joan of Arc with disorders ranging from epilepsy to schizophrenia.

12. Also Known by the nicknames The Maid of Orleans and La Pucelle

11. Joan of Arc is a national heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint.

10. Her father was a farmer named Jacques Darc and her mother was Isabelle DE Vouthon who taught her religion and housekeeping.

9. She had three older brothers: Jacquemin, Jean, and Pierre. She also had a much older sister about which little is known.

8. Joan was first visited by a Voice from God when she was twelve. She later testified at her trial that she was in her father’s garden on a summer day around noon when she first heard the Voice.

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7. Joan never actually fought in battle or killed an opponent. Instead, she would accompany her men as a sort of inspirational mascot, brandishing her banner in place of a weapon.

6. Joan tried to protect Paris from the English, but she failed and was captured and sold to England by Philip of Burgundy.

5. Joan of Arc had a famously volatile temper.

4. Joan of Arc was from a part of eastern France known as Lorraine and a prophecy foretold that France would be saved by a maid from Lorraine.

3. Joan’s Voices were said to be St. Michael the Archangel, St. Catherine and St. Margaret.

2. Joan left home at sixteen to answer her calling.

1. At the trial in England 1431, she was condemned and sentenced to die by burning at the stake on 30 May 1431.

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