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This article is about the year 1485.
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|1485 by topic|
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|1485 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2238|
|English Regnal year||2 Ric. 3 – 1 Hen. 7|
|Chinese calendar||甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
4181 or 4121
— to —
乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
4182 or 4122
|- Vikram Samvat||1541–1542|
|- Shaka Samvat||1406–1407|
|- Kali Yuga||4585–4586|
|Japanese calendar||Bunmei 17
|Minguo calendar||427 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2027–2028|
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- Spring – Multiple earthquakes near Taishan, China.
- March 16 – Solar eclipse across northern South America and Central Europe.
- June 1 – Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna in his conquest of Austria (from Frederick III) and makes the city his capital.
- August 5–August 7 – The first outbreak of sweating sickness in England begins.
- August 22 – The Battle of Bosworth is fought between the armies of King Richard III of England and rival claimant to the throne of England Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. Richard dies in battle and Henry Tudor becomes King Henry VII of England.
- September 12 – Muscovian forces take hold of Tver.
- September 15 – Peter Arbues is assaulted while praying in the cathedral at Zaragoza, Spain; he dies on September 17. He had been appointed Inquisitor of Aragon by the Inquisitor General, Tomás de Torquemada, in the campaign against heresy and crypto-Judaism.
- October 30 – King Henry VII of England is crowned.
- November 2 – The Peace of Bourges freezes the Mad War.
- Leon Battista Alberti's De Re Aedificatoria (written 1443–52 and published posthumously) becomes the first printed work on architecture.
- From about this date, Leonardo da Vinci produces a number of designs for flying machines, including the aerial screw or helicopter (probably unworkable).
- March 10 – Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach, German princess (d. 1537)
- April 26 – Sibylle of Baden, Countess consort of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1518)
- June 20 – Astorre III Manfredi, Italian noble (d. 1502)
- June 24
- July 20 – Giovanni Battista Ramusio, Italian geographer (d. 1557)
- August 22 – Beatus Rhenanus (d. 1547)
- September 14 – Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburgian royal (d. 1525)
- October 1 – Johannes Dantiscus, Polish poet and bishop (d. 1548)
- October 8 – Antonio Pucci, Catholic cardinal (d. 1544)
- November 30 – Veronica Gambara, Italian poet and stateswoman (d. 1550)
- December 16 – Catherine of Aragon, First Queen of Henry VIII of England and daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile (d. 1536)
- date unknown
- Hugh Aston, English composer (d. 1558)
- Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (d. 1540)
- Clément Janequin, French chanson composer
- Sayyida al Hurra, Moroccan pirate queen
- Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (d. 1547)
- John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, English royal minister (d. 1555)
- February 28 – Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)
- March 13 – Paul Luther, French monk (b. 1432)
- March 16 – Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (born 1456)
- August 7 – Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince (b. c. 1454)
- August 22 – killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field:
- August 25 – William Catesby, supporter of Richard III (executed) (b. 1450)
- October 17 – John Scott of Scott's Hall, Warden of the Cinque Ports
- October 28 – Rodolphus Agricola, Dutch scholar (b. 1443)
- November 4 – Françoise d'Amboise, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1427)
- NASA Eclipse site Visited June 4, 2015
- Hart, Clive (1972). The Dream of Flight: aeronautics from classical times to the Renaissance. New York: Winchester Press.