Yes, it is was. He was a very precocious young man, and had a taste for a more dissipated lifestyle, even at the age he died. He enjoyed having a good time, at least according to some books. He may not have known anything else, or it was his solace for what his life was. He was handsome and charming and it is said that Elizabeth, Peter the great's daughter was attracted to him. There were rumours they had an affair, and they were close, that is true. Some talked of marriage between them even, so at least they were friends as well as relatives.