Biography of Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc, or Jeanne d'Arc in French, (c. 1412 – May 30, 1431) was a 15th century saint and national heroine of France. She was tried and executed by the English for witchcraft when she was only 19 years old. Earlier she had been found guilty of heresy by the Catholic Church in France. Twenty-four years after being burned at the stake, the Vatican reviewed the French decision and she was found innocent and declared a martyr. She was beatified in 1909 and canonized as a saint in 1920.