1: Joan of Arc's real name was Jeanne d'Arc and she was born in 1412, and lived to the young age of nineteen.
2: She led the French army to several important victories and led king Charles VII to his coronation. Joan of Arc was convinced that she was having visions from God.
3: She was tried and convicted of heresy and was put to death by burning at the stake for her alleged crimes agaisnt the church.
4: Twenty-four years after she died, her case was reviewed again. The courts decided that she was innocent of any crimes.
5: The church now considers her a martyr, which is someone who has died for their beliefs.
6: Joan of Arc was cannonized as a saint in 1919. Today she is considered the national heroine of France.