1185 in history

1185 events chronologically

Aug 15 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia
Aug 24 Sack of Thessalonica by the Normans
Sep 11 Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire
Sep 12 Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople

Born in 1185

Apr 23 Afonso II of Portugal born in Coimbra on 23 April 1185 and died on 25 March 1223 in the same city. He was the second but eldest surviving son of Sancho I of Portugal by his wife, Dulce, Infanta of Aragon. Afonso succeeded his father in 1212

Top 7 most famous people died in 1185

Mar 16 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem called the Leper or the Leprous, reigned as King of Jerusalem from 1174 until his death. He was the son of Amalric I of Jerusalem and his first wife, Agnes of Courtenay
Mar 24 Emperor Antoku the 81st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1180 through 1185. During this time, the imperial family was involved in a bitter struggle between warring clans. Yoritomo, with his cousin Yoshinaka, led a force from the Minamoto clan against the Taira, who controlled the emperor. During the sea battle of Dan-no-ura in March 1185, a member of the royal household took Antoku and plunged with him into the water in the Shimonoseki Straits, drowning the child emperor rather than allowing him to be captured by the opposing forces. The conflict between the clans led to numerous legends and tales. Antoku's tomb is said to be located in a number of places around western Japan, including the island of Iwo Jima, a result of the spreading of legends about the emperor and the battle
Mar 30 Beatrice of Rethel a French noblewoman and the third Queen consort of the King Roger II of Sicily.
Jun 16 Richeza of Poland Queen of Castile a Polish princess of the House of Piast in the Silesian branch. By her marriages she was Queen consort of León and Castile, Countess of Provence, and Countess of Everstein
Sep 12 Andronikos I Komnenos Byzantine Emperor from 1183 to 1185. He was the son of Isaac Komnenos and grandson of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos
Nov 25 Pope Lucius III born Ubaldo Allucingoli, reigned from 1 September 1181 to his death in 1185.
Dec 6 Afonso I of Portugal the first King of Portugal. He achieved the independence of the southern part of the Kingdom of Galicia, the County of Portugal, from Galicia's overlord, the King of León, in 1139, establishing a new kingdom and doubling its area with the Reconquista, an objective that he pursued until his death, in 1185, after forty-six years of wars against the Moors