Robert Kretzschmar (archivist)

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Robert Kretzschmar (born October 31, 1952 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a German archivist and historian .

After studying history and English at the universities of Tübingen and Innsbruck, Kretzschmar received his doctorate in 1983 with a thesis on medieval history . After working at the Sigmaringen State Archives and the Ludwigsburg State Archives , he went to the then State Archives Directorate in Stuttgart in 1993. From 1998 to 2006 he was in charge of the Stuttgart State Archives , and from 2006 to 2018 he was the successor to Wilfried Schöntag, President of the Baden-Württemberg State Archives .

From 2005 to 2009 he was chairman of the Association of German Archivists .


  • Alger from Liège's treatise “De misericordia et iustitia”. A canonical attempt at concordance from the time of the investiture dispute. 1985, ISBN 3-7995-6051-3 .
  • Traces of human will, action and suffering. Catalog for the permanent exhibition of the Main State Archives Stuttgart, Stuttgart 2005. ISBN 3-00-014269-X


  • Gerald Maier / Clemens Rehm (eds.): Archives today - past for the future - archival material - cultural heritage - science. For the 65th birthday of Robert Kretzschmar (= workbooks of the state archive administration Baden-Württemberg series A, issue 26). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2018, ISBN 978-3-17-034606-2 , therein pp. 479–494 publications by Prof. Dr. Robert Kretzschmar .

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