|From||Romania Holy Roman Empire|
|Birth||1835, Iasi, Romania|
|Death||16 July 1876, Dresden, Germany (aged 41 years)|
Elena Maria Catargiu-Obrenović (Serbian Cyrillic: Елена Марија Катарџи-Обреновић; 1831 Iași – 16 July 1876 or 28 June 1879, Dresden), known in Serbia as Marija Obrenović, was a Moldavian and Romanian boyaress. She was the daughter of Boyar Constantin Catargiu (1800-1871), a great landowner and Moldavian separatist and Romanian noblewoman Smaranda Balș (1811-1886). Elena Maria married Miloš Obrenović (1829–1861), the son of Jevrem Obrenović and their son Milan was born in 1854.
In 1855, shorthly afther the birth of Milan, Maria and Miloš got divorced. In the early 1860s, she became the mistress of Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Moldavia and Wallachia (1820–1873), and two sons Alexandru Al. Ioan Cuza and Dimitrie Cuza, were born out of their romance.
After Prince Michael III of Serbia was assassinated in 1868 without issue, Maria's son Milan ascended the throne as the new Prince of Serbia. Her younger son Dimitrie committed suicide in 1888 and Alexandru died the following year.