Historical Events in 1185

  • 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
  • Aug 15 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • Sep 11 Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Nov 25 Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)