# Definition:Gaussian Prime

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## Definition

A **Gaussian prime** is a Gaussian integer which has exactly $8$ divisors which are themselves Gaussian integers.

## Also see

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**Gaussian primes**can be found**here**.

## Source of Name

This entry was named for Carl Friedrich Gauss.

## Historical Note

The concept of a Gaussian prime was introduced by Carl Friedrich Gauss in his papers of $1828$ and $1832$.