Year 1385 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Historical Marriages

  • 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)
  • Jul 17 King Charles VI of France (17) marries Isabeau of Bavaria (16)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1385

  • Jun 28 Andronicus IV Paleologus, Byzantine anti-emperor, dies
  • Aug 7 Joan Plantagenet 'the fair maid of Kent', famous English beauty, wife of Edward the Black Prince, mother of Richard II, buried next to her first husband Thomas Holland at about 58