information : "Aarmorial général" by Rietstap)
(in French: Barthélémy BARETTE).
: Or, a beret Sable.
Three feathers, one Or and two Sable, with a wreath Or and Sable,
mantling Or doubled Sable.
Presence at the side of Joan of
Arc in :
BARETTA may have been a native of Bergame. He came to the
aid of the Dauphin as part of the first Lombard contingents
in 1422. Baretta - alias Barthélémy Barette -
entered Orléans on October 25, 1428 with the Italian
reinforcements that came from the town of Vendôme.
From then on, he participated in all the military operations
to defend and free Orleans. He was present in
Compiègne where in May, 1430. His company was a part
of the Lagny's garrison that was under Joan of Arc's command
that took part in the disastrous sortie of May 23rd where
Joan would be captured. Being Joan's second in command,
Baretta headed the rearguard, because of this position in
the field he and his men were able to enter the city before
Flavy ordered the drawbridge raised. Bartholomeo Baretta
fight in the service of the French at Touraine and in
Normandy, in 1448 and 1449.