Cobbe is an Irish surname, and may refer to:

  • Cobbe family, a prominent Irish family
  • Alexander Cobbe, Irish General and holder of VC
  • Frances Power Cobbe, Irish writer and animal rights activist
  • Charles Cobbe, Archbishop of Dublin
  • John George Cobbe, Irish born New Zealand politician
  • Cobbe portrait, believed to be the only existing painting of William Shakespeare, in possession of the Cobbe family at the Newbridge Estate.

Famous quotes containing the word cobbe:

    [Women’s] duty is nothing else than the fulfilment [sic] of the whole moral law, the attainment of every human virtue.
    —Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904)

    I think it is worse to be poor in mind than in purse, to be stunted and belittled in soul, made a coward, made a liar, made mean and slavish, accustomed to fawn and prevaricate, and “manage” by base arts a husband or a father,—I think this is worse than to be kicked with hobnailed shoes.
    —Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904)