French military leader and mystic who organized the French resistance against the English at the siege of Orléans, led an army of 12,000 to Rheims, and had the dauphin crowned Charles VII (1429). Captured and sold to the English by the Burgundians (1430), she was tried for heresy and sorcery and was burned at the stake in Rouen.
(Fr. name Jeanne d'Arc) 1412-31; Fr. heroine: defeated the English at Orléans (1429): burned at the stake for witchcraft.