Jim Bowie

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Birthday
10, 1796
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Mar 6, 1836 (39)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1796
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Mar 6, 1836 (39)

About

Early American folk hero who fought skillfully with knives and helped Texas to gain its independence.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the Louisiana militia after the start of the War of 1812 against the British.

Trivia

The Bowie knife is named in his honor.

Family Life

He married the daughter of the Mexican vice governor, Ursula Veramendi.

Associated With

He helped to defend the Alamo alongside fellow folk hero, Davy Crockett.