Joan of Arc
Important Terms, People, and Events
·Joan of Arc born and baptized in Domremy
·Joan begins to hear voices
·Joan travels to Vaucouleurs (prompted by voices),
and asks to join the Dauphin but is turned away.
·Joan journeys again to Vaucouleurs to ask to join
the Dauphin's forces; this time she is accepted.
February 13, 1429:
·Joan leaves Vaucouleurs dressed in men's clothing
and heads to Chinon, where the Dauphin is staying. Once there,
she asks to help France fight the English and the Burgundians;
Charles orders her interrogation by Churchmen for the next three
·Dauphin gives Joan command of a small force.
April 27, 1429:
·Joan and her troops set out from Blois to relieve
French forces at the Siege of Orleans
April 29, 1429:
·Joan and La Hire reach Orleans, where they are told
to wait for reinforcements.
May 4, 1429:
·After a sudden inspiration, Joan leads an attack on
May 7, 1429:
·Wounded, Joan nonetheless leads a battle at Les Tourelles.
May 9, 1429:
·Joan travels to Tours, where she asks the Dauphin
to go immediately to Reims for a coronation ceremony.
June 18, 1429:
·Battle of Patay
July 16, 1429:
·Dauphin's army reaches Reims
July 17, 1429:
·The Dauphin is crowned King of France
July 20, 1429:
·Charles leaves Reims and parades around region
August 2, 1429:
·Charles retreats to Loire
August 14, 1429:
·French and English forces skirmish at Senlis
August 28, 1429:
·Burgundy and France sign a four-month truce
September 8, 1429:
·Assault on Paris begins
·Charles raises Joan, her parents, and her brothers
to nobility status
May 14, 1430:
·Joan reaches Compiegne
May 25, 1430:
·Paris learns of Joan's capture
January 3, 1431:
·Joan transferred to Bishop Pierre Cauchon's control
January 13, 1431:
·Joan's trial begins
May 24, 1431:
·Upon the reading of her sentence, Joan, frightened,
signs a last- minute abjuration
May 29, 1431:
·After rescinding her abjuration, Joan is transferred
from ecclesiastic to secular authority.
May 30, 1431:
·Joan is burned at the stake
·Charles VII orders an investigation into Joan of Arc's
May 16, 1920:
·Pope Benedict XV makes Joan of Arc a saint
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