Joan of Arc

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Name
Joan of Arc Gender: F
Jeanne D'arc
born on 6 January 1413 Jul.Cal. (15 Jan 1413 greg.) at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Domrémy la Pucelle, France, 48n27, 5e41
Timezone LMT m5e41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Conflicting/unverified
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°22' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°10 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 01°29'



Alternative rectified time
rectified by De Jabrun
Date 6 January 1410 Jul.Cal. (15 Jan 1410 greg.) at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Domrémy la Pucelle, FR, 48n27, 5e41
Timezone LMT m5e41 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°04' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°43 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°38'


Biography

French saint and savior who is known as the Maid of Orleans or La Pucelle D'Orleans, a national heroine and a history phenomena.

A peasant girl, she was the daughter of a plowman and tenant farmer. Inspired by her visions and voices, she led the French armies to momentous victory, marking a turning point of the Hundred Year's War. Her victory at Orleans in 1429 opened the way for the coronation of Charles VII at Reims. Joan said that she heard the voices of St. Michael, St. Catherine and St. Margaret, who divinely inspired and instructed her. The French crown was in dispute between the Dauphin, Charles, son and heir of the Valois king, Charles VI, and the English king, Henry VI. Charles cause seemed hopeless at the end of 1427 as he was not yet crowned five years after his father's death. Reims, the city where coronations were customarily held, was held by his enemies. Domremy was on the frontier and, in 5/1428, led by her voices, Joan put on men's clothes and traveled to Vaucouleurs where she asked the Captain of the garrison to see the Dauphin. She was refused and sent home but, in 1/1429 she went again. Charles' advisors agreed to give her an audience so she went on to Chinon, reaching it in late February. He kept her waiting two days then concealed himself among his couriers. She went directly to him and said she wished to go to battle and would have him crowned. In 1429, she set off for Orleans with several hundred troops on April 27. On May 4 they took the fort, with another battle on May 6, and one on May 7 in which she was wounded. When the armies met on June 18, she had a great victory over the English.

Charles was crowned with Joan present, a coronation held on 7/17/1429. Charles left Reims July 20, traveling through his country in a celebratory parade for a month. Joan had more battles and sorties, attacking Paris 9/8/1429, where she was wounded and routed. In late December 1429, King Charles ennobled her and her family. During a siege of 5/23/1430, Joan was unhorsed and when she could not remount, was captured by the Bergundians. As Charles was working toward a truce with the Duke of Bergundy, he made no attempt to save her. Joan was tried as a heretic with opening statements on 1/13/1431. She appeared a dozen times at interrogations between February 21 and March 24. As she refused to promise to not attempt escape, she was often put in irons in the cold dungeon. The original 70 charges were reduced to 12 and, in May, she became very sick in prison. Thinking herself near death, she begged for the last rites of the church. On May 29, the Judges agreed to turn her over to secular officials.

The following day she was allowed to hear a Mass before she was taken to the stake and burned to death on 05/30/1431, Rouen, France.

For this quote, and the entire letter from which it is taken, see Paine's "Joan of Arc: Maid of France", Vol. I, p. 353 [the letter runs from p. 352 – 358)

"Her childhood was spent among the forests and strawberry-covered fields of the Meuse river valley, far from the northern regions where the political situation had become increasingly troubled. The throne at that time was occupied by Charles VI de Valois (aka Charles "the Mad"), whose frequent delusional periods rendered him unfit to govern. The monarchy had therefore been placed in the hands of several members of the Royal family (the Dukes of Orléans, Burgundy [Bourgogne], Berri, and Bourbon, plus Queen Isabel), and this warm extended family had become embroiled in an ugly civil war after Duke Louis of Orléans was assassinated on the orders of his cousin Duke Jean-sans-Peur de Burgundy in 1407. France would henceforth be divided between the Orléanist (or Armagnac) faction and their Burgundian rivals. In May 1413, when Jehanne was still a baby, the conflict produced the Cabochien Revolt in Paris. For several weeks the city was subjected to a violent uprising engineered by the Duke of Burgundy, led by a butcher named Simon Caboche, and egged on by a young clergyman and Burgundian partisan named Pierre Cauchon, whom Jehanne would later meet during a less pleasant period of her life."

From the same website above, we find this chronology which also shows different years for her birth and for the death of Henry IV. I show the whole chronology as it would be useful in an attempt to rectify her chart.

Events in the life of Joan of Arc (Jehanne Darc)

Events in Jehanne's life Parallel events of the Hundred Years War


1410, 11, 12, or 13, Jan 6 - Born at Domremy to Jacques Darc and Isabelle Romée

1413 - Death of Henry IV, accession of Henry V; Armagnacs gain control of Paris *More specifically Mar 20 - England's King Henry IV died of an epileptic seizure while praying at Westminster Abbey; he was succeeded by his son Henry V. (AP, 3/20/97)(MWH, 1994) – [my italics – MB; this is unquestionably one year after Joan's birth.]

1415 ?? - Birth of her childhood friend, Hauviette

1415 - Henry V invades France

1415, Sept 23 - English forces capture Harfleur

1415, Oct 25 - The French army is crushed at the battle of Aginçourt

1417 - Henry V begins the conquest of Normandy; Jean-sans-Peur de Burgundy sets up a rival French government at Troyes

1418 - Jean-sans-Peur gains control of Paris; the Dauphin Charles flees south of the Loire

1419 - Assassination of Jean-sans-Peur at Montereau during a meeting with the Armagnacs; his successor, Philippe-le-Bon, allies himself with the English

1420 - Treaty of Troyes, allowing Henry V to marry Catherine, daughter of King Charles VI, and become king of France upon the latter's death

1422 - Death of Henry V and Charles VI, producing a disputed kingship between the infant Henry VI and the Dauphin Charles VII; John, Duke of Bedford, becomes Regent of France

1422-1429 - English make slow gains in Northern France

1424 (?), Midsummer - First hears her Voices

1428, May - Goes to Vaucouleurs

1428, July - Takes refuge at Neufchâteau; Domremy is raided

Campaign against Vaucouleurs by Antoine and Jean du Vergny

1428, October 12 - The English begin the siege of Orleans

1429, Jan-Feb - Returns to Vaucouleurs

1429, February - Visit to Nancy, meets with Charles II de Lorraine

1429, Feb 12 - Battle of Rouvray ("Battle of the Herrings")

1429, Feb 23 - Leaves for Chinon

1429, Feb 24 - At St. Urbain

1429, c. Feb 27 - At Auxerre

1429, c. March 1 - At Gien

1429, March 4-5 - At St. Catherine de Fierbois

1429, March 6 - Arrives at Chinon

1429, c. March 9 - Meets with Charles VII

1429, early-March - March 21 - Examined by the theologians at Poitiers

1429, March 22 - Dictates her first letter to the English

1429, late March-April - At Tours and Blois

1429, April 25 - Leaves for Orleans

1429, April 28 - Arrives outside of Orleans; her army returns to Blois to gather reinforcements.

1429, night of April 28-29 - Sleeps at Chéchy

1429, April 29 - Slips into Orleans

1429, April 30 - Consultation with the captains at Orleans; skirmish led by La Hire against the English in Saint Pouair; attempts by Jehanne to negotiate with the English

1429, May 1 - Dunois and d'Aulon set out for Blois; more attempts by Jehanne to negotiate / trade insults with the English

1429, May 2 - Inspects the English positions, hears Vespers at Orleans' cathedral

1429, May 3 - Arrival of the French garrisons from Gien, Montargis, Château Reynard and Châteaudun

1429, May 4 - Dunois returns to Orleans with a reinforced army and launches an assault on the English-held Bastille de Saint Loup; Jehanne shows up and evidently encourages the French to victory, capturing Saint Loup and opening the eastern road into Orleans

1429, May 5 - Since this was Ascension Day, Jehanne declares a truce in honor of the holy day; orders the prostitutes to be expelled from the army's camp; agrees to the attack planned for the next day; writes another letter to the English

1429, May 6 - French troops cross a pontoon bridge in preparation for an attack upon the Bastille de St. Jean le Blanc; the English fall back to the Bastille des Augustins. Jehanne and La Hire join the French troops at this point and lead them against the English, capturing Les Augustins. Jehanne steps on a caltrop and is wounded in the foot; that night she predicts a more serious wound to be suffered on the next day.

1429, May 7 - The French assault the English-held Bastille des Tourelles from 7 in the morning until around 9 in the evening. Jehanne is wounded by an arrow between the shoulder and neck; eventually returns to the battle and encourages the troops to make a final assault in which Les Tourelles is finally taken.

1429, May 8 - The English offer battle; Jehanne refuses to attack out of regard for the Sabbath. The English fall back to Meung.

1429, May 10 - Travels from Orleans to Tours

1429, May 10-11 - At Tours to meet with Charles VII; meanwhile, an army under Dunois, Poton de Saintraille and the Maréchal de Sainte-Sévère launches an unsuccessful attack on the English fortress of Jargeau

1429, May 12-23 (?) - At Loches

1429, May 24 - June 6 (?) - At Selles-en-Berri

1429, June 6 - At Romorantin

1429, June 9-10 - At Orleans

1429, June 11-12 - Capture of Jargeau

1429, June 13-14 - Back at Orleans

1429, June 15 - At Meung-sur-Loire

1429, June 16-17 - Capture of Beaugency

1429, June 17 - Between Beaugency and Meung

1429, June 18 - Battle of Patay

1429, June 19-24 - At Orleans, Sully, St Benoit, and Châteauneuf

1429, June 24-27 - At Gien

1429, June 27-29 (?) - In camp

1429, June 30 - Travels to Reims

1429, July 1,2 or 3 - Near Auxerre

1429, July 4 - At St Florentin

1429, July 5 - At St Phal

1429, July 5-11 - Near Troyes

1429, July 5-12 (?) - Entry into Troyes

1429, July 13-14 - At Bussy-Lettré

1429, July 14-15 - At Chalons-sur-Marne

1429, July 16 - At Sept-Saulx

1429, July 16-21 - At Reims for the coronation; Charles VII is crowned on July 17

1429, July 21 - At Cerbeuy

1429, July 22 - At Vailly

1429, July 23-38 - At Soissons

1429, July 29 - At Château-Thierry

1429, August 1 - At Montmirail-en-Brie

1429, August 2-5 - At Provins

1429, August 7 - At Coulommiers and Château-Thierry

1429, August 10 - At La Ferté Milon

1429, August 11 - At Crépy-en-Valois

1429, August 12 - At Lagny-le-Sec

1429, August 13 - At Dammartin and Thieux

1429, August 14 - At Baron and Montepilloy

1429, August 14-15 - Battle of Montepilloy

1429, August 16-17 - At Crépy-en-Valois

1429, August 18-23 - At Compiègne

1429, August 26 - September 8 - At St. Denis and La Chapelle

1429, September 8 - Attack on Paris; Jehanne is wounded in the thigh while trying to locate a spot for her troops to cross Paris' inner ditch.

1429, September 9 - At La Chapelle and St. Denis

1429, September 10 and 13 - At St. Denis

1429, September 14-21 - At Lagny, Provins, Bray, Sens, Courtenay, Châteaurenard, Montargis, Gien

1429, October - At Meung-sur-Yèvre and Bourges

1429, October and early November - At St. Pierre-le-Moutier

1429, November 9 - At Moulins

1429, November 24 - Attack on La Charité-sur-Loire

1429, early December - At Meung-sur-Yèvre

1429, December 19 - At Orleans

1429, December 25 (?) - At Jargeau ?

1429, December 29 - Ennobled along with her family, given a coat of arms and surname "du Lys"

1430, March 3-28 - At Sully

1430, early April - At Lagny; battle of Lagny

1430, April 17-23 - At Melun

1430, late April - At Senlis, Compiègne, Berenglise, Ste Marguerite, Soissons, Crépy-en-Valois

1430, May 14-15 - At Compiègne and Pont l'Evêque

1430, May 18 (?) - At Soissons

1430, May 19(?) - 22 - At Crépy-en-Valois

1430, May 23 - At Compiègne; assault on Margny; Jehanne captured.

1430, May 23-25 - At Clairoix

1430, late May - July - Held prisoner at Beaulieu

1430, mid-July - mid-November - At Beaurevoir

1430, late November - At Arras, St Riquier, Drugy, and Le Crotoy

1430, December - At St Valéry, Eu, Dieppe, and Rouen.

1430, December 25 (?) - Held in a tower at Rouen, where she would stay until May 30

1431, January 3 - Transferred to the custody of Bishop Cauchon

1431, January 9 - Beginning of the 1st trial (Trial of Condemnation)

1431, February 21 - First public session of the trial

1431, March 10-17 - Closed sessions of testimony

1431, March 27 - Libellus read

1431, April 18 - Admonished to recant

1431, May 19 - Reading of the University of Paris' condemnation

1431, May 23 - Conclusion of the trial

1431, May 24 - Taken to a platform and threatened with execution; recants and is given the sentence of life in prison

1431, May 28 - Rejects her previous abjuration and accepts a death sentence.

1431, May 29 - The assessors vote to turn her over to secular justice

1431, May 30 – Execution (from what I found, 'In the middle of the morning').

(As an aside comment, many of you may have heard that transits continue to impact the birth chart even after the native's death - so here they go.)


Related events after her death -----------

1435, Sept 21 - Treaty of Arras between Charles VII and Philippe-le-Bon de Burgundy, effectively dooming the English cause

1436 - Paris surrenders to the French

1448 - Rouen taken by the French

1450 - English driven out of Normandy; the process of retrying Joan of Arc's case begins under the direction of Guillaume Bouillé

1450, March 4 & 5 - Preliminary witness depositions are taken, beginning with the testimony of Guillaume Manchon, one of the notaries at the original trial.

1452 - Joan of Arc's retrial process continues under Cardinal d'Estouteville and Inquisitor Jean Bréhal

1452, May 2 & 3 - Five witnesses questioned.

1452, May 8 - More testimony, with depositions from seventeen witnesses

1453 - English driven out of Guyenne; most historians consider this to be the end of the "Hundred Years War"

1455, June 11 - Pope Calixtus III authorizes Jehanne's mother, Isabelle, to open the suit

1455, November 7 - The opening session of the retrial ("Trial of Rehabilitation"), held at Notre Dame in Paris

1455, November through 1456, May - Witness testimony

1456, May 14 - The witness testimony is concluded

1456, May 30 - Hearings resumed

1456, June 2 - As no further evidence was submitted, the existing body of testimony was accepted into the record.

1456, June 5 - The counsel for the plaintiffs, Guillaume Prévosteau, submitted his documents to the tribunal

1456, June 10 - Final session during which all the various documents were collected.

1456, June 18 - The plaintiffs, in the form of Jehanne's brother Jean Darc, the family's lawyer, and the Promoter for the case, pay a visit to the commissioners, expressing the wish that the latter would speed up their final deliberations

1456, June 24 - Final call for any objections, with presentation of final evidence against Jehanne set for July 1

1456, July 1 - No one showed up.

1456, July 2 - The plaintiffs formally ask the judges to annul the original verdict and declare Jehanne innocent.

1456, July 7, beginning at the hour of 8 am - Public announcement of the judgment of the court, in which the original verdict is thrown out and Joan of Arc is declared innocent.


Related events in our own era -------

1903, February - Formal proposal for canonization

1904, January - Pope Pius X awards her the title of "Venerable"

1909, April 11 - Beatification

1920, May 16 - Canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict XV

Link to Wikipedia biography

Link to Astrodienst discussion forum

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Rais, Gilles de (born 10 September 1405 (greg.))

Events

  • Relationship : Meet a significant person January 1429 (Attempted audience again with Dauphin)
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  • Work : Gain social status 27 April 1429 (greg.) (Led troops to Orleans)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 18 June 1429 (greg.) (Victory at Orleans)
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  • Work : Gain social status 17 July 1429 (greg.) (Crowning of King Charles)
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  • Work : New Job 8 September 1429 (greg.) (Attacked Paris)
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  • Social : Great Publicity December 1429 (King enobled her and her family)
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  • Crime : Arrest 23 May 1430 (greg.) (Captured by the Bergundians)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 13 January 1431 (greg.) (Trial began)
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  • Death by Execution 30 May 1431 (greg.) (Burned at the stake, age 18)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand, Steinbrecher, giving January 6, 1412. The day correction of OS to NS is plus nine days. As France was on the Annunciation calendar, this is properly 1412/13 OS. The OS year 1413 started on March 25th, but by NS reckoning, it was already 1413 in January. A note from the Mayor accompanied the B.R. that "her hour is not exactly known; it is said she was born at the hour when roosters sang, sunrise." Steinbrecher gives 7:50 AM LMT.

Eshelman quotes Percival de Boulainvilliers, who interviewed her for Charles VII and said the Maid was born at local sunset January 6, 1412 OS. Roscoe Hope in AA 12/1978 wrote "An actual record of her birth is available according to the Rev. Denis in his biography, 1919, and is confirmed by the great French writer Js. Deteil." Luc de Marre in Astrale Warte quotes church and family documents for "one hour after sunset." As sunset is 4:30 PM LMT, LMR rectifies to 5:00 PM LMT by a consideration of the chart angles during events.

(Prior times given included 2:00 AM from Sepharial in NN No.845 and 11:24 PM from Fagan in AA 5/1966, both spec. PC gives 4:17 PM. Blackwell gave 17:11:15 UT. All were based on January 6, 1412 OS without considering the Annunciation calendar.)

Cura website gives a good example of a historical treatment of Joan's birth (from http://members.aol.com/hywwebsite/private/joanofarc.html), which edited to include footnotes:

"On the night of the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th) at the end of the medieval Christmas season, in the year 1412 during the final waning period of relative peace secured by the Truce of Leulinghen, a baby was born to Jacques Darc and his wife Isabelle in the village of Domrémy. Her date of birth comes to us from a letter sent by Perceval de Boulainvilliers to the Duke of Milan on July 21, 1429. The relevant passage reads: "During the night of the Epiphany of Our Lord, when the nations are wont most joyfully to recall the acts of Christ, she entered upon mortal life, and all the people of that place were wondrously moved by a great rejoicing, and though ignorant of the birth of the Maid, they rushed hither and thither in search of what might be the new event.

"She was christened Jehanne ("Joan"), after her godmothers Jehanne Royer, Jehanne de Viteau, and Jehanne "the wife of Mayor Aubéry". Lord Perceval de Boulainvilliers later claimed that the roosters of the village, "like heralds of a new joy", hailed her birth by crowing long before dawn, allegedly to announce (as some later believed) a different type of dawn. (This is one of the more questionable elements found in Perceval de Boulainvilliers' letter to the Duke of Milan; but since this letter has given us a precise date of birth and is therefore considered important by historians, and since the story about the roosters has become part of the legend, I have cited it here without further comment. The full sentence reads: "Moreover, the roosters, as heralds of a new joy, against their wont, burst forth in songs not heard before, and with flapping wings for more than two hours appeared to foretell the coming of a new thing." For this quote, and the entire letter from which it is taken, see Paine's "Joan of Arc: Maid of France", Vol. I, p. 353 [the letter runs from p. 352 – 358)

"Her childhood was spent among the forests and strawberry-covered fields of the Meuse river valley, far from the northern regions where the political situation had become increasingly troubled. The throne at that time was occupied by Charles VI de Valois (aka Charles "the Mad"), whose frequent delusional periods rendered him unfit to govern. The monarchy had therefore been placed in the hands of several members of the Royal family (the Dukes of Orléans, Burgundy [Bourgogne], Berri, and Bourbon, plus Queen Isabel), and this warm extended family had become embroiled in an ugly civil war after Duke Louis of Orléans was assassinated on the orders of his cousin Duke Jean-sans-Peur de Burgundy in 1407. France would henceforth be divided between the Orléanist (or Armagnac) faction and their Burgundian rivals. In May 1413, when Jehanne was still a baby, the conflict produced the Cabochien Revolt in Paris. For several weeks the city was subjected to a violent uprising engineered by the Duke of Burgundy, led by a butcher named Simon Caboche, and egged on by a young clergyman and Burgundian partisan named Pierre Cauchon, whom Jehanne would later meet during a less pleasant period of her life."

Heinz Thomas, German historian, gave 5 January 1411 in a large biography titled "Jungfrau and Tochter Gottes" in 2000. (And other historians: 1410 or 1412).

But she could be born rather in January 1410 (P.de Jabrun). Rectified time: 16:30.



Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Traits : Personality : Unique
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Burned at the stake)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Devout Roman Catholic)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 18)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Burned at the stake)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Religion : Saint/ Stigmatist
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Leadership
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Saint, Warrior)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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