Definition:Gaussian Prime

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

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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 $1832$.