II. Called the Fuller, the Arian, and George of Cappadocia, born in Epipha-neia, Cilicia, about 300, died in Alexandria toward the close of 361. From the fuller's shop kept by his father, he is said by Ammia-nus to have raised himself to opulence by unworthy means. He collected a valuable library, became the leader of the Arians in Asia Minor, and through the influence of Constan-tius was chosen in 356 bishop of Alexandria, while Athanasius was still living. He and his military supporters persecuted their religious opponents, pillaged the pagan temples, ruined commerce by monopolizing all trade, and proposed the impost of a heavy tax on households. Driven from the city by the revolted inhabitants, he was restored by military force; but on the accession of Julian he and his two principal followers were imprisoned by the pagans, and after 24 days were taken out and butchered. Gibbon and other writers confound George of Cappadocia with St. George the martyr; but Heylin and Milner, with whom Milman agrees, have shown them to be distinct personages.