Maria Nagaya

Born: Unknown

Maria Nagaya was a boyar’s daughter and the eighth wife of Ivan the Terrible. She married Ivan IV in September 1580 and gave birth to a son called Dmitry on 19 October 1582. Not long before he died in 1584, Ivan divorced Maria in order to marry Lady Mary Hastings, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth of England. Maria Nagaya was banished to Uglich by Boris Godunov in 1584 and forced to take the veil under the name of Sister Martha in 1591. She died in 1608.

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