His mother was half Austrian and half English, his maternal grandmother was British
In 1887 Schrödinger was born to Rudolf Schrödinger (cerecloth producer, botanist) and Georgine Emilia Brenda (daughter of Alexander Bauer, Professor of Chemistry, Technische Hochschule Vienna). He was their only child.
His father was Catholic and his mother was Lutheran. Despite being raised in a religious household, he called himself an atheist. However, he had strong interests in Eastern religions and in pantheism which were significant influences on his thoughts.
He was also able to learn English outside of school, as his maternal grandmother was British.