Important figures in the first years were – among others – Petra Kelly, Gert Bastian, Lukas Beckmann [de], Rudolf Bahro, Joseph Beuys, Antje Vollmer, Joschka Fischer, Herbert Gruhl, August Haußleiter, Luise Rinser, Dirk Schneider [de], Brigitte Heinrich, Rolf Stolz [de], and Baldur Springmann [de]. In the foundational congress of 1980, the ideological tenets of the party were consolidated, proclaiming the famous Four Pillars of the Green Party: In 1982, the conservative factions of the Greens broke away to form the Ecological Democratic Party (ÖDP).
1953), Luise Rinser (m. 1954, div.
Although German language writers such as Hilde Domin, Luise Rinser and Nelly Sachs had published notable works on women's issues in the post-war period it was only in the 1970s that a feminist movement emerged in West Germany.
he defeated the Alliance 90/Green candidate, Luise Rinser.