# Was Fermat's last theorem ever a Conjecture? [duplicate]

As we all know, Fermat has stated his theorem at the corner of a book. That is far from the standard way of representing a theorem. He said he had a proof which we never saw. So before it was proven true by Andrew Wiles was it assumed that Fermat actually had a proof and thus its a THEOREM or it was called a CONJECTURE till it was proved by Andrew Wiles.