1685

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1685 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1685
MDCLXXXV
Ab urbe condita 2438
Armenian calendar 1134
ԹՎ ՌՃԼԴ
Assyrian calendar 6435
Balinese saka calendar 1606–1607
Bengali calendar 1092
Berber calendar 2635
English Regnal year 36 Cha. 2 – 1 Ja. 2
Buddhist calendar 2229
Burmese calendar 1047
Byzantine calendar 7193–7194
Chinese calendar 甲子(Wood Rat)
4381 or 4321
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4382 or 4322
Coptic calendar 1401–1402
Discordian calendar 2851
Ethiopian calendar 1677–1678
Hebrew calendar 5445–5446
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1741–1742
 - Shaka Samvat 1606–1607
 - Kali Yuga 4785–4786
Holocene calendar 11685
Igbo calendar 685–686
Iranian calendar 1063–1064
Islamic calendar 1096–1097
Japanese calendar Jōkyō 2
(貞享2年)
Javanese calendar 1607–1609
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 4018
Minguo calendar 227 before ROC
民前227年
Nanakshahi calendar 217
Thai solar calendar 2227–2228
Tibetan calendar 阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
1811 or 1430 or 658
    — to —
阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
1812 or 1431 or 659

Year 1685 was a common year that started on a Monday when using the Gregorian calendar.

Events[change | change source]

Undated[change | change source]

  • The Chinese army of the Qing Dynasty attacks a Russian post at Albazin, during the reigns of the Kangxi Emperor and the dual Russian rulers Ivan V of Russia and Peter I of Russia. The events lead to the Treaty of Nerchinsk.[2]
  • Adam Baldridge founds a pirate base in St Mary Island in the Madagascar.
  • On a trading expedition to the Mississippi, explorer Michel Mathieu Brunet dit Lestang discovers La Baie des Puants (present-day Green Bay, Wisc.).

Births[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

  • January 2 – Harbottle Grimston, English politician (born 1603)
  • February 6 – King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland (born 1630)
  • February 11 – David Teniers III, Flemish painter (born 1638)
  • February 24 – Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (born 1629)
  • March 22 – Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (born 1638)
  • May 26 – Karl II, Elector Palatine (born 1651)
  • July 15 – James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II of England (beheaded) (born 1649)
  • July 28 – Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (born 1618)
  • September 1 – Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer and diplomat (born 1625)
  • October 12 – Christoph Ignaz Abele, Austrian jurist (born 1628)
  • October 30 – Michel le Tellier, French statesman (born 1603)
  • December 12 – John Pell, English mathematician (born 1610)
  • date unknown Nalan Xingde, Chinese poet who became a scholar and officer in the Imperial Bodyguard (born 1655)

References[change | change source]

  1. Texas Handbook
  2. Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.