The series premiered and
stopped in 1865.
The title characters are
two naughty - and rather sadistic - boys, whose
dastardly and careless deeds towards their
unsuspecting villagers are described in 7 long
verses. In the last one the boys die from being
grounded to bits in a mill and eaten by geese.
The series was later used as the overall concept
for The Katzenjammer Kids and The
Captain and the Kids.
The full title of the series is Max
und Moritz - eine Bubengeschichte in sieben
Streichen (in English: Max and Moritz - A
Boys' Tale of Seven Pranks).