Maria Skuratova-Belskaya

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False Dmitry's Agents Murdering Feodor Godunov and his Mother, by Konstantin Makovsky (1862). Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Maria Grigorievna Skuratova-Belskaya (died 10/20 June 1605), was a Tsaritsa of Russia as the spouse of Tsar Boris Godunov.

In 1570/1571, Godunov strengthened his position at court by his marriage to her as she was the daughter of Tsar Ivan the Terrible's favorite Malyuta Skuratov-Belskiy.

She was the mother of Tsar Feodor II of Russia. On 10/20 June 1605, she was strangled with her son Feodor in his apartment.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.
Russian royalty
Title last held by
Irina Godunova
Tsaritsa of Russia
Title next held by
Marina Mniszech