James Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) was an American who fought and died at the Battle of the Alamo.
Bowie used a type of knife that later became known as a Bowie knife. (TNG novel: Blaze of Glory)
In 2375, Miles O'Brien played Bowie in a holosuite program of the battle. (DS9 short story: "The Best Defense...")