Celebrities buried without their penis
Alive they were among the most famous and powerful men of their age, emperors, psychics or gangsters. Once dead they share being buried without penis, emasculated live or post-mortem and kept elsewhere. This was the fate, among other, of Napoleon Bonaparte and Grigorij Rasputin.
Bonaparte, a one-inch penis
In the case of Napoleon Bonaparte, died of stomach cancer while exiled on Saint Helen island, May 5, 1821, the penis, not over one-inch long, was removed during the autopsy made by doctor Francesco Autommarchi, who described the reproductive organ of the former French emperor as one “small and clearly atrophic” reporting as it got around that “in the last days he had become impotent”.
Preserved as a relic by Abbé Anges Paul Vignali, who gave Napoleon his last rites, after many ups and downs, the organ was auctioned by Christie’s in London, in 1971, for 13,300 pounds, being described as a “a mummified tendon taken from [Napoleon’s] body during post-mortem” of only one-inch. The buyer was Columbia University professor Dr. John K. Lattimer- America’s leading urologist, who bequeathed it to his daughter in 2007. Napoleon’s corpse rest, without penis, in the crypt of Les Invalides, in Paris.
Rasputin, 13 inches penis
Very different measures those of Grigorij Rasputin’s organ: the Russian mystic and psychic, who become Romanovs privy councilor with a great influence upon the Tsar Nicholas II, especially from August 1915, was one of the most prominent figure of tsarist court. Known lover of many noblewomen, it has been said that Rasputin was a psychic inspired by Lord but even an erotomanic guy, a charismatic holy man but even a psycho.
Rasputin was murdered in an ambush masterminded by prince Feliz Jusupov (husband of the only niece of the Tsar, Irina Aleksandrovna Romanova) in December 1916. After get him drunk, Jusupov would have sexually abused Rasputin and then kill him with several gunshots, throwing at last the corpse into the river Malaya Nevka. In all the excitement the mystic’s penis, whos daughter Marie Rasputin described being 13 inches long erect, would have been emasculated by one of conspirators and then stolen by a price Jusupov servant, relative of one of the many Rasputin’s lovers who later fled to Paris bringing with her the precious relic.
While Rasputin’s corpse, recovered and autopsied, was cremated, is not clear what happened to Rasputin’s penis, which should be bought in the Seventies by Marie Rasputin herself who would have led it with her in California, where she died in 1997. Some years later Michael Augustine told to have found it, concealed in a velvet little sack, alongside certain documents of Marie Rasputin. In 1994 this “relic” was bought by Bonham auction house, which by the way discovered to have bought just a sea cucumber. Finally since 2004 the Erotic museum of St Petersburg sets out in a display case in formaldehyde what is reported to be the famous 13 inches penis. Is it really the one?