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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Richard III
Richard III falls at the
Battle of Bosworth Field .
Marco Barbarigo's coat of arms
Marco Barbarigo becomes
Doge of Venice .
Saxony after the division of Leipzig
With the division of Leipzig , the brothers Ernst and Albrecht III.
the Duchy of Saxony among themselves.
1485 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 933/934 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1477/78
Aztec calendar 5. Feuerstein - Macuilli Tecpatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 4th pipes - Nahui Acatl )
Buddhist calendar 2028/29 (southern Buddhism); 2027/28 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69th (70th) cycle

Year of the wood snake乙巳 ( at the beginning of the year wood dragon 甲辰)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 847/848 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3818/19 (October 2-3)
Iranian calendar 863/864
Islamic calendar 889/890 (turn of the year January 17th / 18th)
Jewish calendar 5245/46 (9/10 September)
Coptic calendar 1201/02
Malayalam calendar 660/661
Seleucid era Babylon: 1795/96 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1796/97 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1523
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1541/42 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Wars of the Roses in England

Tudor rose

August 22nd : In the battle of Bosworth Field , Henry Tudor, later Henry VII , defeated the reigning King Richard III together with John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford . from the house of York , who fell in battle. One of the determining factors in the outcome of the battle is that Richard's allies Thomas Stanley and William Stanley switch sides. This ended the Wars of the Roses for the British throne . The House of Tudor takes power in England .

Henry VII with the red Lancaster rose

Holy Roman Empire

Republic of Venice

Marco Barbarigo

Iberian Peninsula

Temporal-territorial course of the Reconquista on the Iberian Peninsula, dark green for the period from 1480 to 1492

Eastern Europe


science and technology

Culture and society

First page from William Caxton's first edition
Page from the book of
hours by Lorenzo il Magnifico



  • August: Shortly after Heinrich Tudor landed in Milford Haven, a deadly infectious disease breaks out in London that soon becomes known as English sweat . However, the number of deaths caused by the disease cannot be accurately determined as it coincides with a simultaneous plague epidemic .


Date of birth saved

Johannes Bugenhagen

Exact date of birth unknown

Hernán Cortés

Born around 1485


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

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