Saint Joan of Arc (ca. 1412-1431) is a national heroine of France. She led the French army during battles of the Hundred Years' War, and was later captured and executed by the English. She was canonized as a Catholic saint in 1920.
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Wikipedia, Feb. 18, 2011 (Joan of Arc; led French army in battles during Hundred Years' War; executed by English forces in 1431; canonized as a Catholic saint in 1920)