Samuel Bowden (fl. 1733-1761) was an English physician and poet
Bowden, from Frome, Somerset, was the author of two volumes of poems published from 1733-5. From the Gentleman's Magazine, to which he was an occasional contributor, it is deduced that he was living in 1761, while a passing mention of him in 1778 is in the past tense. The writer adds that he was a friend of Elizabeth Singer Rowe, poet, and belonged to the same communion. Bowden was therefore a nonconformist, and may be a relative of the Rev. John Bowden who preached Mrs. Rowe's funeral sermon.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Bowden, Samuel". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.