On p. 731, there is the origin of the popular story that Courbière was told the king of Prussia had died and thus there was no more reason to defend the fortress, on which he allegedly answered:
Well, if there is no king of Prussia any more, then I will be king of Graudenz.
The earliest version of this story dates from 1808 (footnote **):
Priesdorff (N° 664, p. 151) states that Courbière answered Savary:
And even if there is no king of Prussia any more, who owns Prussia, still there is a king of Graudenz [means: the king still owns Graudenz].