Cauchon, Pierre

Cauchon, Pierre

(pyĕr kōshôN`), d. 1442, bishop of Beauvais, France, president of the ecclesiastic court that convicted (1431) Joan of ArcJoan of Arc,
Fr. Jeanne D'Arc (zhän därk), 1412?–31, French saint and national heroine, called the Maid of Orléans; daughter of a farmer of Domrémy on the border of Champagne and Lorraine.
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 at Rouen. His violent partisanship for the English made a fair trial impossible. Cauchon's procedure was repudiated by the church in the rehabilitation trial (1456) of Joan.

Bibliography

See W. P. Barrett, The Trial of Jeanne d' Arc (1931).

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