Heinrich KretschmayrHeinrich Kretschmayr (1870–1939) was Austrian archivist and historian who specialized in the history of Venice.
The first volume of Kretschmayr's work "The History of Venice" as "''Geschichte von Venedig''" was published in 1905, the second was interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War and did not appear until 1920, and for the destruction of his notes in a 1927 fire, the third not until 1933. Attempts to publish an Italian translation were equally star-crossed: both Kretschmayr and his Italian translator died in 1939, the project was put on hold during the Second World War, then completed in the post-war years, but inexplicably never published. His work outgrew the 19th century tradition in historiography. Provided by Wikipedia