Max Beerbohm was born Henry Maximilian Beerbohm on August 24, 1872, the youngest son of Julius and Eliza Beerbohm. His older
half-brother was the actor and theater manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree. "Max" (as he was always known) was educated at Charterhouse
and Merton College, Oxford, where he met some of his dearest and most influential friends, including William Rothenberg, Oscar
Wilde, and Aubrey Beardsley, among others. He left Oxford in 1894 without a degree and around the same time, gained prominence
as an essayist and caricaturist. From 1898 to 1910, he was also the drama critic for the
Saturday Review. In 1910, he married American actress Florence Kahn and moved with her to Rapallo, Italy, where they would live the rest of
their lives (with travels home to Britain during both World Wars and for their respective work). Beerbohm died in 1956.
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