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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1185 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1185
Ab urbe condita 1938
Armenian calendar 634
Assyrian calendar 5935
Balinese saka calendar 1106–1107
Bengali calendar 592
Berber calendar 2135
English Regnal year 31 Hen. 2 – 32 Hen. 2
Buddhist calendar 1729
Burmese calendar 547
Byzantine calendar 6693–6694
Chinese calendar 甲辰(Wood Dragon)
3881 or 3821
    — to —
乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
3882 or 3822
Coptic calendar 901–902
Discordian calendar 2351
Ethiopian calendar 1177–1178
Hebrew calendar 4945–4946
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1241–1242
 - Shaka Samvat 1106–1107
 - Kali Yuga 4285–4286
Holocene calendar 11185
Igbo calendar 185–186
Iranian calendar 563–564
Islamic calendar 580–581
Japanese calendar Genryaku 2 / Bunji 1
Javanese calendar 1092–1093
Julian calendar 1185
Korean calendar 3518
Minguo calendar 727 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −283
Seleucid era 1496/1497 AG
Thai solar calendar 1727–1728
Tibetan calendar 阳木龙年
(male Wood-Dragon)
1311 or 930 or 158
    — to —
(female Wood-Snake)
1312 or 931 or 159

Year 1185 (MCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By area




British isles
  • Henry II of England knights his heir John of England, and sends him to Ireland to enforce English control. According to Gerald of Wales, the only witness to chronicle the expedition, it is a disaster in which money is wasted on alcohol, and the Irish chieftains are scorned into uniting against a common enemy. By the end of the year, John has returned to England in defeat. Nonetheless, Henry gets him named King of Ireland by Pope Urban III, and procures a golden crown with peacock feathers.[2]
  • Templars settle in London and begin building the New Temple Church.
Eastern Europe
After Igor's battle with the Cumans

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  1. ^ Picard, Christophe (1997). La mer et les musulmans d'Occident VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 
  2. ^ King John by Warren. University of California Press, 1961. p. 35
  3. ^ Abels, Richard Philip; Bernard S. Bachrach (2001). The Normans and their adversaries at war. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. p. 100. ISBN 0-85115-847-1. 
  4. ^ Ferris, Eleanor (1902). "The Financial Relations of the Knights Templars to the English Crown". American Historical Review. 8 (1). 
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