Frere is a surname shared by several notable people, among them being:

  • Bartholomew Frere (1776-1851), English diplomat
  • Ellenor Fenn née Frere (1743-1813), English writer
  • Henry Frere (1830–1881), English cricketer
  • Sir Henry Bartle Frere (1815-1884), British colonial administrator
  • James Frere (1920-1994), Chester Herald at the College of Arms in London
  • James Hatley Frere (1779–1866), English writer on prophecy
  • John Frere (1740–1807), English antiquary
  • John Hookham Frere (1769-1846), English diplomat, author and poet
  • Mary Frere (1845–1911), English writer
  • Professor Sheppard Frere (1916-), British historian and archaeologist
  • Sir Toby Frere (1938-), retired Royal Navy vice-admiral
  • Walter Frere (1863-1938), monk and bishop
  • William Frere (1775–1836), English lawyer and academic

Famous quotes containing the word frere:

    At the time there was a claustral monk named Frere Jean of the Hashes, who was young, gallant, joyful, good natured, dextrous, bold, adventurous, thoughtful, tall, thin, with a capacious mouth, gifted in the nose, a great dispatcher of hours, quite an accomplisher of masses, a quick doer-in of vigils,—to put it in a nutshell, a true monk if ever there’s been one since this monk of a world first monked out a monk; moreover, a cleric to his very teeth in matters of the breviary.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    A frere ther was, a wantowne and a merye,
    A lymytour, a ful solempne man.
    In alle the ordres foure is noon that kan
    So muchel of daliaunce and fair langage.
    He hadde maad ful many a mariage
    Of yonge wommen at his owene cost.
    Unto his ordre he was a noble post.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)