On This Day

What Happened in 1385

Historical Events in 1385

  • Apr 6 John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made King John I of Portugal
  • Aug 14 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
  • Dec 18 Peace of Tournai (Dutch - Doornik) signed between the Burgundian Duke Philip II and the rebellious city of Ghent

Famous Weddings in 1385

  • Apr 12 Duke of Burgundy, John the Fearless, marries Margaret of Bavaria in political double wedding with his sister
  • Apr 12 Willem van Oostervant of Bavaria weds Philip the Bold's daughter Marguerite (10)

Famous People Who Died in 1385

  • Jun 28 Andronicus IV Paleologus, Byzantine anti-emperor, dies