Jeanne des Armoises
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Jeanne des Armoises (also Claude des Armoises; fl. 1438) was a French adventurer living in the 15th century. She was reportedly a soldier in the Pope's army in Italy. She married the knight Robert des Armoises.
With the help of Joan of Arc's brothers, Jean and Pierre, she claimed to be Joan of Arc alive and well in 1436. The deception ended in Paris in 1440, when she made a full confession to Charles VII.
She spent three weeks in Marieulles with a noble family of Metz. Then – as befitted the “Pucelle de France” – she went on a pilgrimage to the shrine of the “Black Madonna” in Liesse. From there she went with the two brothers du Lys (the brothers of Joan of Arc) to Arlon, to the court of the Princess Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1390-1451). The Duchess Elisabeth von Görlitz, as she was alternatively known, had been since 1409 the wife of Prince Anton of Burgundy, who fell in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.
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