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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1650s  1660s  1670s  – 1680s –  1690s  1700s  1710s
Years: 1682 1683 168416851686 1687 1688

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



  • 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.).


See also: :Category:1685 births


  • 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)
See also: :Category:1685 deaths


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