1685 in History – What happened in year 1685

✅ Published on March 28th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1685 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1685.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1685 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 februaryFrench colonists, led by Robert de La Salle, landed at Matagorda Bay in present-day Texas, which later allowed the United States to claim the region as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
20 juneMonmouth Rebellion-The Duke of Monmouth declared himself Kingof England at Bridgwater.


Famous birthdays in the year 1685:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 JulySir Robert Rich / Politician / United Kingdom
07 January Jonas Alströmer / Business Man / Sweden
08 February Charles-Jean-François Hénault / Author / France
09 January Tiberius Hemsterhuis / Philologist / Netherlands
10 February Aaron Hill / Poet / United Kingdom
12 March George Berkeley / Philosopher / Ireland
12 DecemberLodovico Giustini / Pianist / Italy
17 DecemberThomas Tickell / Poet / United Kingdom
17 NovemberPierre Gaultier de Varennes / Commander / Canada
18 AugustBrook Taylor / Mathematician / United Kingdom
20 SeptemberGiuseppe Matteo Alberti / Violinist / Italy
23 February George Frideric Handel / Composer / United Kingdom
26 OctoberDomenico Scarlatti / Composer / Italy
30 JuneJohn Gay / Poet / United Kingdom
31 March Johann Sebastian Bach / Composer / Germany
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