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Joan of Arc

Also known as The Maid of Orléans; in French, Jeanne D'ArcA hero of the Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc remains a French national hero six centuries later. As a teenager she heard voices from on high …

Joan of Arc

or Jeanne la Pucelle. M. Octave Delepierre has published a pamphlet, called Doute Historique, to deny the tradition that Joan of Arc was burnt at Rouen for sorcery. He cites a document disc…

Joan

(Pope). A supposed female “pope” between Leo IV. and Benedict III. She is said to have been born in England and educated at Cologne, passing under the name of Joannes Anglicus (…

Joan Cromwell

Joan Cromwell's kitchen-stuff tub. A tub of kitchen perquisites. The filchings of servants sold for “market pennies.” The Royalists used to call the Protector's wife, whose name…

Joan Didion

Joan Didionjournalist, novelistBorn: 12/5/1934Birthplace: Sacramento, California Journalist and novelist who worked as a features editor at Vogue (1956–63) before becoming a freelance wr…

Joan Didion

Joan Didion made her name with the essay collection Slouching Toward Bethlehem (1968) and the novel Play It As It Lays (1970). A California native, she was in her last year in college at Berkeley in 1…

Pope Joan

Said to have succeeded Leo IV. Gibbon says, “Two Protestants, Blondel and Bayle, annihilated her;” but Mosheim seems half-inclined to believe there was such a person. The vulgar…

Geometry: Arcs

ArcsGeometryAnatomy of a CircleBasic TermsArcsCircumference and Area: Pi Anyone?TangentsFrom One Theorem Comes Many
 
 I know that I've just thrown a lot of new terminology at you, but…

Joan Crawford

Name at birth: Lucille Fay Le SueurJoan Crawford was a bubbly ingenue of silent films during the "flapper era" of the late 1920s. As her bubbly years passed she reinvented herself as a more glamorous …

Pope Joan

Considered by most scholars -- and the Catholic Church -- to be merely a legend, the story of a 9th century woman pope named Joan continues to have a hold on the public's imagination. The story, popu…