The family of Lucius Vipsanius originated in the Italian countryside and was of humble and plebeian origins. The family was of the equestrian rank and had acquired wealth. However, the Roman aristocracy considered them undistinguished and unsophisticated. Little is known of the life of Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa.
The Pantheon, built by the Roman EmperorHadrian in Rome in 118, was based on the design by Vipsanius's son Marcus. The name of Lucius Vipsanius and his son are inscribed on the building.