Maximin came to the attention of Stefan George in Munich in 1903 (according to some sources, in March 1902; others cite 1901 as the date of their original meeting); he died unexpectedly of meningitis the following year, on the day after his 16th birthday. He was "idealized [by George] to the point of proclaiming him a god, following his death... the cult of 'Maximin' became an integral part of the George circle’s practice…"  The Maximin-Erlebnis certainly provided George with inspiration for his work in subsequent years.
Thirty-three of Kronberger’s poems are included in the posthumously published collective volume, Maximin: EinGedenkbuch (now a rare book).
Maximilian Kronberger, Gedichte, Tagebücher, Briefe, ed.Georg Peter Landmann, Stefan-George-Stiftung (Stuttgart, Klett‑Cotta, 1987).
Maximilian Kronberger, Maximilian Kronberger: Nachlass (Zurich, Bürdeke, 1937).
Claus-Artur Scheier, ‘Maximins Lichtung: Philosophische Bemerkungen zu Georges Gott’, George‑Jahrbuch (Tübingen), No.1 (1996/1997), pp.80–106.
Andreas Martin Mauz, ‘Gedicht und Gebet: Aspekte einer Familienähnlichkeit’, unpublished M.A.dissertation, University of Basle, 2001.
Robert E. Norton, Secret Germany: Stefan George and his Circle (Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press, 2002).
↑ David Fernbach, 'Prophet‑pariah', New Left Review, vol.18 (November–December 2002).
↑ Stefan George, comp., Maximin: EinGedenkbuch, with illustrations (Ausschmueckung) by Melchior Lechter (Berlin, Blätter für dieKunst, 1907); includes a portrait photograph of Maximin taken by Stefan George; limited edition of 200numbered copies (to be consulted at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven, Connecticut).