|Covid-19|Monarch – Oscar II
Prime Minister – Robert Themptander
- The newspapers Borlänge Tidning and Social-Demokraten were founded.
- Creation of the Wahlström & Widstrand
- Women are allowed to become members of the Swedish Publicists' Association, and 14 women are inducted as members.
- Johanna Hedén founded Göteborgs Barnmorskesällskap (The Gothenburg Midwifery Association), the first union for women in Sweden.
- The government comity of Girl School Committee of 1885 is established to reform female education: Sophie Adlersparre and Hilda Caselli are two of the members, making them the first female members of a government committee.
15 January – Claës König, nobleman, military officer and horse rider (died 1961).
16 July – Carl Jonsson, tug-of-war competitor (died 1966).
28 October – Per Albin Hansson, politician, prime minister (died 1946).
1 January - Pilt Carin Ersdotter, famed beauty (born 1814)
27 January - Andreas Bruce, transsexual (born 1808)
11 January - Helga de la Brache, con artist (born 1817)
7 February - Betty Pettersson, first female university student (died 1838)
1885 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1885 in Sweden