Stainreuter, Leopold, b. Vienna or Steyr (Upper Austria) around 1340, d. Vienna, around 1400, historiographer, member of the convent of the Augustinian Eremites in Vienna. Lecturer at the Faculty of Theology of Vienna University, from 1385 Papal Honorary Chaplain, on commission of Duke Albrecht III wrote the ´Austrian Chronicle of the 95 Realms ("Ö. Chronik von den 95 Herrschaften"), the most extensive history on Austria in the 14th century, a history of alleged Austrian rulers since Noah. It greatly influenced 15th century perception of history and found its artistic reflection in the wall of coats of arms in the Saint George´s Church in Wiener Neustadt founded by Friedrich III.
Literature: J. Seemüller (ed.), Ö. Chronik, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Dt. Chroniken VI, 1909; P. Uiblein, Die Quellen des Spät-MA, 1982.