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Millennium: 1st millennium
485 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 485
Ab urbe condita 1238
Assyrian calendar 5235
Balinese saka calendar 406–407
Bengali calendar −108
Berber calendar 1435
Buddhist calendar 1029
Burmese calendar −153
Byzantine calendar 5993–5994
Chinese calendar 甲子(Wood Rat)
3181 or 3121
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
3182 or 3122
Coptic calendar 201–202
Discordian calendar 1651
Ethiopian calendar 477–478
Hebrew calendar 4245–4246
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 541–542
 - Shaka Samvat 406–407
 - Kali Yuga 3585–3586
Holocene calendar 10485
Iranian calendar 137 BP – 136 BP
Islamic calendar 141 BH – 140 BH
Javanese calendar 371–372
Julian calendar 485
Korean calendar 2818
Minguo calendar 1427 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −983
Seleucid era 796/797 AG
Thai solar calendar 1027–1028
Tibetan calendar 阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
611 or 230 or −542
    — to —
(female Wood-Ox)
612 or 231 or −541

Year 485 (CDLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Memmius without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1238 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 485 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Emperor Xiao Wen Di institutes an "equal-field" system of agriculture, assigning each peasant family about 19 acres (140 mu) of land, of which a small portion is to be kept permanently by the farmer and his family, with the rest reverting to the state upon his death or retirement. To make sure that the people supervise each other in implementing the new system, he divides the population into groups, with five families constituting a neighborhood (Jin), five neighborhoods a village (Ji), and five villages an association (tang) headed by a chief (chang). The land-reform system will discourage farmers from selling off their properties to large landholders and will be continued in essence for well over 1,000 years.
  • Prince Kenzō succeeds his adoptive father Seinei, and becomes the 23rd emperor of Japan.

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