Historical Events in 1385

King John I of Portugal

Apr 6 The Portuguese Council of the Kingdom meets in Coimbra and declares John, Master of the Order of Aviz, King John I of Portugal

  • Apr 15 At war with Castile, John I of Portugal instructs his ambassadors to negotiate an alliance with Richard II of England and to raise loans to pay his troops
  • 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