Joan of Arc was burned to death on a stake in the Place du Vieux-Marche in Rouen, France. It is in the historic capital city of Normandy, and was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. More » History Middle Ages

Joan Bennett Kennedy, the pianist, former model and former wife of Senator Edward Kennedy, was born on September 9, 1936 and remains alive as of November 2015. Death and illness have touched the family on many occasions:... More »

Of the most popular saints, several were women. St. Therese, St. Lucy, St. Teresa, St. Cecelia and St. Joan of Arc are saints because of their great deeds or their laudable, holy lives. More » World View Religion Christianity

The death of Leif Erikson is assumed to have happened in Greenland in 1020. Erikson was a Norse explorer and supposedly the first explorer to have discovered North America when he landed in what is now Canada. More » History Middle Ages

Johannes Kepler died in Regensburg, Germany on November 15, 1630, after a short battle with an illness, most likely a fever. His death occurred while he was on his way home to Sagan, Germany to collect a debt. More »

Also referred to as "Karl" and "Charles the Great," Charlemagne ruled Western Europe from 768 to 814 A.D. After the death of his father Pepin the Short, the Frankish kingdom was divided between his sons. Charlemagne rule... More » History Middle Ages

The Ridda Wars of 632 through 633 A.D. were a series of campaigns during which the first elected Islamic Caliph, Abu Bakr, defeated rebellious Arab tribes just after Mohammed's death. "Ridda" translates roughly to "apost... More »