Joan of Arc (6-Jan 1412 30 May 1431) is a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint. She is a quite tragic and romantic character.
A peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, claiming divine guidance. She was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old.
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