Timeline of Joan of Arc

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January 6: Joan of Arc is born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romée at Domrémy, France. The birth occurs during the Christian holiday of Epiphany.


  • August 31: Henry V of England dies and is succeeded by his infant son, Henry VI. John, Duke of Bedford becomes Regent.
  • October 21: Charles VI of France dies. Henry VI is declared King of France with John, Duke of Bedford serving as his Regent.




  • February 12: Orléans. Battle of Rouvray.
  • February 12: Joan's last meeting with Robert de Baudricourt before being granted an escort for the journey to Chinon.
  • February 22: Joan leaves for Chinon.
  • March 4: Joan arrives in Chinon.
  • March 6: Joan meets with the Dauphin.
  • April 29: Joan enters the city of Orléans.
  • May 4: Orléans. Saint-Loup bastide is taken.
  • May 6: Orléans. Bastide of the Augustinians taken.
  • May 7: Orléans. Les Tourelles taken.
  • May 8: Orléans. Siege of Orléans is lifted.
  • June 11–12: Battle of Jargeau.
  • June 15: Battle of Meung-sur-Loire.
  • June 16–17: Battle of Beaugency.
  • June 18: Battle of Patay.
  • July 17 Rheims. Charles VII crowned.
  • September 8: Joan is wounded by a crossbow arrow while carrying her banner during a failed attack against Paris.


  • March 23: Dictated a letter to the Hussites threatening to lead a crusading army against them.
  • May 23: Compiègne. Joan is captured by Burgundian troops.


  • January 9: Rouen. Joan's trial on various charges begins, conducted by the pro-English prelate Pierre Cauchon.
  • February 21: Rouen. First public session of the trial. Joan is presented to the court.
  • March 10: Rouen. Trial sessions moved to prison.
  • May 9: Rouen. Joan is threatened with torture.
  • May 24. Rouen. Joan's abjuration.
  • May 28: Rouen. Joan "relapses" by dressing in soldier's clothing. This opens the charge that she is a relapsed heretic, although eyewitnesses later said she had been maneuvered into a "relapse" by the guards.
  • May 30: Rouen. Joan is burned at the stake.

late 1431–1455[edit]

  • December 16, 1431: Duke of Bedford stages a coronation in Paris of King Henry VI, styled of England and France.
  • Spring 1432: English suffer military reverses around Paris.
  • November 1432: Anne of Burgandy (the Duchess of Bedford) dies. Anne's marriage to the English regent had fortified and formalized the Anglo-Burgundian alliance.
  • September 29, 1435: Treaty of Arras between Burgundy and France whereby Duke Philip of Burgunday, formerly an ally of the English, recognizes Charles VII as King of France.
  • February 1436: Paris blockaded.
  • April 1436: Paris opens its gates to Dunois and Richemont. Paris is once again in French hands.
  • April 15, 1450. The English field army is destroyed at the Battle of Formigny and the English are expelled from Normandy, the ancient seat of the Normans who conquered England.
  • May 1452: An investigation into Joan's trial is conducted by the chief Inquisitor of France.
  • July 17, 1453. English are expelled from Aquitaine following the Battle of Castillon, ending the Hundred Years' War.


  • November: The appeal of Joan's conviction begins, prompted by a petition from Joan's mother Isabelle and backed by the chief Inquisitor of France and Pope Calixtus III.


  • July 7: Rouen. The appellate trial adjourns, declaring the 1431 conviction null on the basis of corruption and false charges.



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