# Definition:Rhombic Dodecahedron

## Definition

The **rhombic dodecahedron** is a Catalan polyhedron with $12$ congruent faces each in the shape of a rhombus.

## Historical Note

The rhombic dodecahedron was first described by Johannes Kepler.

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $12$ - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $12$