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What Happened on August 22, 1485

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Bosworth Field: Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses. Richard is killed, the last English monarch to die in battle.

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRichard III

Richard III, King of England (1483-85), killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field at 32

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III

1485 Highlights

About August 22, 1485

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 535 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo