read of (someone or something)

read of (someone or something)

To have knowledge of be familiar with someone or something as a result of reading about them or it (in something). I read of his research in a science magazine. Most people have read of her at some point or another.
See also: of, read

read of someone or something (somewhere)

to read news about someone or something in something. I think I have read of you in the papers. Mary read of the job opening in the newspaper.
See also: of, read