A number of the form $2^{2^n}+1.$ Pierre de Fermat noticed that the first few are all prime numbers and thought they might all be, but that turns out not to be true. Numbers of this form that are prime are called Fermat primes. You can read more about them on that page.

One of many types of number
MersennePrime (none) (none)
FermatPrime (none)

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