Napoleon Bonaparte
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French emperor, great military leader and renowned politician Napoloeon Bonaparte had a tiny penis.

This very important news was revealed in the latest episode of Channel 4's Dead Famous DNA, where it was revealed the preserved penis is now in the possession of Evan Lattimer, whose father bought it in 1977.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Is he compensating for something?

"I've seen a lot of penises, from a Chihuahua to a Sperm Whale. This is so withered," said the show's host, Mark Evans, as Lattimer explained that his dad, a urologist, bought the deceased schlong for $3,000 (£1,800).

Lattimer said: "He bought it, he never showed it to anyone, he never told anyone. He just took it, put it under the desk and there it was.

"It's very small but it's famous for being small. It's perfect structurally, the university have done X-rays and examinations and it's obviously what it is."

Napoleon was a short fella (5ft 6in) and famously had a complex named after him. The Urban Dictionary describes it: "A personality complex that consists of power trips and false machismo to make up for short height and feelings of inferiority."

Knowing in advance that following his death in 1821 his boner part would be preserved for the ages probably wouldn't have helped matters.

In the Battle of Waterloo the Napoleonic Wars came to a close when Napoleon was at last defeated by the Seventh Coalition, led by our own Duke of Wellington – whose penis was no doubt enormous.