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Millennium: 2nd millennium
July 6: The Monmouth Rebellion in England ends with the defeat of James Scott, Duke of Monmouth in the Battle of Sedgemoor.
1685 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1685
Ab urbe condita2438
Armenian calendar1134
Assyrian calendar6435
Balinese saka calendar1606–1607
Bengali calendar1092
Berber calendar2635
English Regnal year36 Cha. 2 – 1 Ja. 2
Buddhist calendar2229
Burmese calendar1047
Byzantine calendar7193–7194
Chinese calendar甲子年 (Wood Rat)
4382 or 4175
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4383 or 4176
Coptic calendar1401–1402
Discordian calendar2851
Ethiopian calendar1677–1678
Hebrew calendar5445–5446
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1741–1742
 - Shaka Samvat1606–1607
 - Kali Yuga4785–4786
Holocene calendar11685
Igbo calendar685–686
Iranian calendar1063–1064
Islamic calendar1096–1097
Japanese calendarJōkyō 2
Javanese calendar1607–1609
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar4018
Minguo calendar227 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar217
Thai solar calendar2227–2228
Tibetan calendar阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
1811 or 1430 or 658
    — to —
(female Wood-Ox)
1812 or 1431 or 659

1685 (MDCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1685th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 685th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 17th century, and the 6th year of the 1680s decade. As of the start of 1685, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

October 22: The Edict of Fontainebleau is signed.






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George Frideric Handel
George Berkeley
Johann Sebastian Bach
Charles VI


King Charles II of England
Emperor Go-Sai
James Scott


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