On This Day

What Happened in April 1185

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 23 Afonso II, 3rd King of Portugal (1211-23), born in Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1223)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 24 Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns