Berlitz, Maximilian D.
- Dennis Wepman
Berlitz, Maximilian D. (14 April 1852–06 April 1921), and Charles F. Berlitz (23 November 1914–18 December 2003), linguist, language teacher, and author.,
Accounts differ on the name and birthplace of Maximilian Berlitz, both of which are officially reported by the company he founded, Berlitz International, as Maximilian Delphinius Berlitz, born in 1852 in the Black Forest region of Germany, a descendant of a long line of teachers and mathematicians. Other sources affirm that he was born David Berlitzheimer (or Berlizheimer) in Mühringen (or Württemberg), Germany, the son of a synagogue cantor, and that he shortened his name soon after immigrating to the United States in 1870. Charles Berlitz was born Charles L. Frambach, the son of Charles L. Frambach and Melicent Berlitz, the daughter of Maximilian Berlitz, in New York City....