Frauke Petry

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Frauke Petry in 2015.

Frauke Petry (née Marquardt; born 1 June 1975 in Dresden) is a German chemist, businesswoman and politician who has been one of three elected party spokespersons of Alternative for Germany from 2013 to 2015.

Since 2015 she's the Speaker of the Alternative for Germany with Jörg Meuthen. By December 2015, she will be the sole leader of the party.


Petry grew up in Brandenburg. In 1992 her family moved to Bergkamen in Westphalia. Petry took her first degree in chemistry at University of Reading in 1998, before attending the University of Göttingen, getting a doctoral degree there in 2004.[1][2]

In 2007 Frauke Petry founded her own business, PURinvent, a Leipzig based manufacturer of polyurethane tire fill products.[2] She received the Medal of the Order of Merit in 2012.[3][4]

In her party she represented the national conservative faction. She supports right-wing policies.

Petry is married to a vicar, has four children and lives in Tautenhain, Saxony.[2][3]


  1. ^ Petry, Frauke (2004). Charakterisierung eines neuen ATP-binding-cassette Transporters aus der ABCA-Subfamilie (PDF) (in German). University of Göttingen. p. 129. Retrieved 27 September 2013. (dissertation/curriculum vitae)
  2. ^ a b c Lang, Thomas (9 February 2011). "Geithain - Gründerinnenpreis Sachsens geht an Tautenhainerin". Leipziger Volkszeitung (in German). Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Lang, Thomas (8 October 2012). "Borna - Verdienstorden mit 37 Jahren". Leipziger Volkszeitung (in German). Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ordensverleihung zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit" (in German). Bundespräsidialamt. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 

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