What Happened in 1185

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Historical Events

  • Apr 24 Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats the Taira during Japan's Genpei War
  • Apr 25 Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family
  • Aug 15 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • Sep 11 Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Nov 25 Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)

Famous People Born in 1185

  • Apr 23 King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 24 Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns
  • Sep 11 Stephanus Hagiochristophorites, Byzantine courtier
  • Sep 12 Andronicus I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1183-85), lynched
  • Dec 6 Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76