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Joan of Arc
The young French Maid of Orléans led her country to victory against the English. Hand-writing experts believe, from analyzing samples of her writing, that she was left-handed, and many images depict her carrying her sword in her left hand. Some historians, however, believe that these depictions were meant to demean Joan, because it was considered a curse to be left-handed at the time.

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