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Year 1085 (MLXXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • April 2 – Emperor Zhezong becomes emperor of Song Dynasty. Empress Dowager Gao cancels all the reform packages and dismisses pro-reform Wang Anshi.
  • May 25 – Alfonso VI of Castile enters the Islamic city of Toledo, Spain, and invites French knights to settle the central plateau of Spain.
  • The Domesday survey is commissioned by William I of England, apparently prompted by the abortive invasion of Canute IV of Denmark, to ensure proper taxation and levies.
  • Henry IV extends the "Peace of God" over his entire empire.
  • Katedralskolan in Lund, the oldest school in Scandinavia, is founded.
  • Vratislav, Duke of Bohemia, is crowned King.
  • By this year, the annual output of copper currency for the Chinese Song Dynasty reaches 6 billion coins a year, prompting the Chinese government to adopt the world's first paper-printed money later in the 1120s.
  • Births

  • Alberich of Reims (d. 1141)
  • Raoul I, Count of Vermandois (d. 1152)
  • Robert fitz Martin, Norman knight and first Lord of Cemais, Wales (d. 1159)
  • Zhang Zeduan, Chinese painter (d. 1145)
  • Deaths

  • April 1 – Emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)
  • May 25 – Pope Gregory VII
  • July 17 – Robert Guiscard, Norman adventurer
  • August 19 – Al-Juwayni , Muslim Scholar and Imam (b. 1028)
  • September 20 – Hermann II, Count Palatine of Lotharingia (b. 1049]])
  • Cheng Hao, Chinese Neo-Confucian philosopher (b. 1032)
  • References

    1085 Wikipedia