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Salomon Mayer von Rothschild

Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (9 September 1774 – 28 July 1855) was a German-born banker in the Austrian Empire and the founder of the Austrian branch of the prominent Mayer Amschel Rothschild family.

He was born at Frankfurt-am-Main the third child and second son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812) and Gutlé Schnapper (1753–1849). In 1800, he married Caroline Stern (1782–1854). They had the following children: Anselm Salomon (1803–1874), Betty von Rothschild (1805–1886) - married her uncle James Mayer de Rothschild in 1824.

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