On This Day

Events in History in 1685

  • Feb 6 Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II
  • Feb 18 Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
  • Jun 11 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
  • Jul 6 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats Duke of Monmouth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Dec 3 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 30 Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of Southern Netherlands