This Day in Jewish History 1774: First Rothschild to Become a Baron Is Born

In the 19th century, it was the Viennese branch of the clan that kept the Austrian army in provisions - and the elites in cigars.

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September 9, 1774, is the birthdate of Salomon Mayer von Rothschild, the second son (and third child) of dynastic founder Mayer Amshel Rothschild.