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Her given name is Katerina Petrova (Cyrillic: Катерина Петрова) and was turned into a vampire 의해 herself (suicide) in 1492 in England after she was exiled out of Bulgaria 의해 her family. She had her name anglicized possibly after coming to the United States.
She was the first Petrova dooplegänger and was supposed to be sacrificed to break the sun and moon curse in 1492, but escaped and became a vampire after hanging herself. Originally, she tried to commit suicide 의해 stabbing herself with a knife, but Rose force fed her some of her blood to heal her, but when Rose turned her back, Katerina hung herself with a length of rope. Later, when she returned to Bulgaria, she discovered that her entire family had been slaughtered 의해 Klaus as revenge for her having escaped him. Katherine met Stefan and Damon Salvatore in 1864, near the end of the American Civil War, when she was staying at their 집 in Mystic Falls. She claimed to be an orphan who had 로스트 her parents in a fire, and took her handmaiden Emily Bennett with her. Damon and Stefan fought over her during this time, which sparked their life-long rivalry.