# Definition:Gaussian Prime

## Definition

A Gaussian prime is a Gaussian integer which has exactly $4$ divisors which are themselves Gaussian integers.

## Also see

• Results about 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 $1832$.