Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc was considered a saint of the Catholic Church and a true heroine for the rest of the world. She was nicknamed by the French people the “Virgin of Orleans” after, following visions, she heard God telling her to liberate the lands of France, dominated in the 1400s by England.
She was eventually betrayed to the English and burned at the stake. Her unflinching faith and role in liberating the French from the English invasion has accorded Joan of Arc mythic status.