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What Happened in 1285

Historical Events in 1285

  • Oct 12 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany and are set on fire

Famous People Born in 1285

  • Mar 9 Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)
  • May 1 Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician, born in Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, England (d. 1326)
  • Dec 6 Ferdinand IV, King of Castile and León (1295-1312), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1312)

World Leaders in 1285

  • Kublai KhanKublai Khan
    Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty

Famous People Who Died in 1285

  • Jan 7 Charles I of Anjou, king of Naples/bro of King Louis IX, dies at 58
  • Mar 28 Pope Martin IV (Simon de Brion), reigned 1281-85.
  • May 20 John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)
  • Jul 28 Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
  • Oct 5 Philip III "the Bold", King of France (1270-85), dies of dysentery at 40

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