On This Day

What Happened in 1085

Historical Events in 1085

  • May 25 Alfonso VI of León and Castile captures the Muslim taifa of Toledo
  • Oct 8 San Marcos ministry in Venice initiated

World Leaders in 1085

Famous People Who Died in 1085

  • Apr 1 Emperor Shenzong of China, 6th emperor of the Song dynasty in China, dies at 36
  • May 25 Gregory VII [Ildebrando], Pope (1073-85), dies
  • Jul 15 Robert Guiscard, Norman born Duke of Apulia & Calabria, who conquered Southern Italy and Sicily, dies at 70
  • Sep 4 Irmgarde van Keulen, German countress of Aspel/saint, dies