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Friday, May 24, 2013

Moritz Friedrich Karl Emanuel Humbert, Landgrave of Hesse 1926-2013

_. Moritz Friedrich Karl Emmanuel, The Landgrave of Hesse, a third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, who died 23 May, 2013, aged 86, was head of the Royal House of Hesse. Born 6 Aug 1926, son of Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896-1980), by his wife Princess Mafalda of Italy (1902-44), daughter of Vittorio Emanuele III, King of Italy; he was adopted by his cousin, Prince Ludwig of Hesse & By Rhine, 24 Dec, 1960; married 1964 (div 1974), Princess Tatiana zun Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b 1940), by whom he had issue. He is succeeded as head of the Royal House of Hesse by his son, Heinrich, who was born 17 Oct 1966. -=-

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