The highest order Sporadic Group . It has Order

and is also called the Friendly Giant Group. It was constructed in 1982 by Robert Griess as a Group of Rotations in 196,883-D space.

**References**

Conway, J. H.; Curtis, R. T.; Norton, S. P.; Parker, R. A.; and Wilson, R. A.
*Atlas of Finite Groups: Maximal Subgroups and Ordinary Characters for Simple Groups.* Oxford, England:
Clarendon Press, p. viii, 1985.

Conway, J. H. and Norton, S. P. ``Monstrous Moonshine.'' *Bull. London Math. Soc.* **11**, 308-339, 1979.

Conway, J. H. and Sloane, N. J. A. ``The Monster Group and its 196884-Dimensional Space'' and ``A Monster Lie Algebra?''
Chs. 29-30 in *Sphere Packings, Lattices, and Groups, 2nd ed.*
New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 554-571, 1993.

Wilson, R. A. ``ATLAS of Finite Group Representation.'' http://for.mat.bham.ac.uk/atlas/html/M.html.

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