Unfortunately, some of the world’s most brilliant mathematicians passed away at a young age. If these mathematicians had lived to the fullest extent of their abilities, they would have made significant contributions to the discipline of mathematics. We’ve compiled a list of ten mathematicians who died when they were still young.

### Yutaka Taniyama

Yutaka Taniyama was a Japanese mathematician who, unfortunately, committed suicide on November 17, 1958, at thirty-three.

### Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first Iranian and the first woman to receive the Fields medal, died in July 2017 after a fight with breast cancer.

### Bernard Riemann

Bernard Riemann was a mathematician who lived during the 19th century and is considered one of the most important mathematicians of his day.

### Alfred Clebsch

Alfred Clebsch was a German mathematician who made significant contributions to the development of mathematics.

### William Kingdon Clifford

William Clifford suffered several nervous breakdowns, most likely caused by his excessive workload, and he succumbed to TB.

### Gotthold Eisenstein

Gotthold Eisenstein was kidnapped and imprisoned by the Prussian army due to his revolutionary activities in the German capital in 1848.

### Frank Ramsey

Frank Ramsey was a mathematician who had a chronic liver problem and died at the age of 26 after acquiring jaundice following an operation.

### Pavel Urysohn

Pavel Urysohn was a Russian mathematician known for his contribution in topology. He drowned while swimming at Brittany, France.

### René Gâteaux

René Gâteaux was a mathematician who lived in France. During World War I, he was fighting against the German army when he died at 26.

### Niels Abel

Niels Henrik Abel was a mathematician who contracted tuberculosis in December 1828 and died when he was 27.

### Evariste Galois

Evariste Galois was a French mathematician who without a doubt, the most unfortunate of all the mathematical geniuses.