Important Middle Age People

By brandon sims

Joan of Arc

Biographical information

Joan of arc or the maid of orleans she was born in 1412 in Domremy, France and died in  May 30, 1431 in Rouen, France. She says god talks to her and people called her heretic.

Memorable Moments

At the age 15 Joan of Arc lead French soldiers to victory over the english at the battle of Orleans. Joan of Arc helped Charles the VII become king of france. Joan of Arc would wear pants instead of a dress and she thought she talked to god and that god gave here visions.

Importance

Joan of Arc decided to help the Charles VII become king as a teenager and she lead the french into battle at 15. She also became a catholic saint and a symbol for french patriotism and thats why I think we should care about Joan of Arc.

King John

Biographical information

Born inDecember 24, 1167 in Oxford, United Kingdom and died in October 19, 1216 in Newark, United Kingdom. He was very determined to become king of england and he actually had is nephew murderd so he couldnt get the thrown.

Memorable Moments

The nobles gained together and forced King John to excepted the Magna Carta and now he has to obey the laws just like his subjects. He can no longer collect taxes from the nobles because of the Magna Carta. King John said that the nobles came to him in a "gay military array" and demanded "librities be granted to them".

Importance

When John was forced to except the Magna Carta that is when King John became important. King John attempted to kill his father henry II and his second wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.

William the Conqueror

Biographical information

William the Conqueror was born in 1027 in Falaise, France and died September 09, 1087 in Rouen, France. Willam the Conqueror was a very powerful king. When he took over England and Anglo-Saxons is when he changed his name to william the conqueror

Memorable Moments

William shaped Englands feudal system so that the king had supreme power and not the nobles. William created a survey to help the king set up tax systems. He also defeated his enemy harld with his norman nights. Williams ancestors were actually vikings.

Importance

When William was 19 he served frances king and the king started to favor him. William the conqueror was the first king to rule england and wasnt english.