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Moritz, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse was has died at the age of 86. Born 6 August 1926 he was the son of Prince Philip, Landgrave of Hesse and the head of the House of Brabant and the German House of Hesse He was heir to both the Hesse-Cassel lines and the Hesse-Darmstadt line. He was a collector of fine arts. He married  Princess Tatjana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in 1964 and they divorced in 1974. They had four children.

  • H.H. Princess Mafalda Margarethe of Hesse (born 6 July 1965). Married 1st, Enrico dei Conti Marone Cinzano (born 5 April 1963 Turin) on 8 July 1989 (div. 1990), no issue. Married 2nd, Carlo Galdo (born 26 March 1954, Naples) on 19 December 1991 (div. 1999) and had two daughters, Tatiana Marie Galdo (born 20 January 1992) and Polissena Galdo (born 30 September 1993). Married 3rd Ferdinando dei Conti Brachetti-Peretti (born 13 January 1960, Rome) on 14 July 2000 in Rome, and had two sons, Cosmo Maria Tebaldo Maurizio Enrico Brachetti-Peretti (born 11 January 2000) and Briano Maria Tebaldo Brachetti-Peretti (born 16 April 2002).
  • H.R.H. Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus Philipp Umberto of Hesse (born 17 October 1966). Married Countess Floria of Faber-Castell (born 14 October 1974, Düsseldorf, Germany) in 2003 and has a daughter and two sons, Princess Paulina and Prince Moritz (twins, born 26 March 2007, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and Prince August (born 24 August 2012).
  • H.H. Princess Elena Elisabeth Madeleine of Hesse (born 8 November 1967). She has an illegitimate daughter with Massimo Caiazzo (born 1976), Madeleine Immacolata Tatiana Theresa Caiazzo (born 29 November 1999).
  • H.H. Prince Philip Robin of Hesse (born 17 September 1970). Married Laetitia Bechtolf (born 5 May 1978, Wedel, Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) on 5 May 2006 (civil wedding) and 10 June 2006 (religious wedding), and has a daughter, Princess Elena Margherita Lotti Christiane Elisabeth (born 5 December 2006), and a son, Prince Tito (born 24 August 2008).

His son, H.R.H. Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus, succeeds to the claims of the Landgrave of Hesse title and head of the House of Hesse.