Petra Karin Kelly (29 November 1947, Günzburg, Bavaria – 1 October 1992) was a German politician and activist. She was instrumental in founding the German Green Party, the first Green party to rise to prominence worldwide.
Kelly was born in Günzburg, Bavaria (then American Occupation Zone, Germany), in 1947, as Petra Karin Lehmann. She changed her name to Kelly after her mother married ... more »
''We, the generation that faces the next century, can add the ... solemn injunction "If we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable."''Petra Kelly (1947-1992), German Green Party founder, spokeswoman. Quoted in Vanity Fair (New York, January 1993).