Lucius Vipstanus Gallus
A member of a family which originated from the Aequi who were enrolled in the tribe Claudia, and who first came to prominence during the reign of Tiberius, Vipstanus Gallus reached the office of Praetor in AD 17, the year of his death.
He married Valeria Messalla, a daughter of Marcus Valerius Messalla Messallinus and Claudia Marcella Minor, thereby marrying into the imperial family. They probably had two sons, both consular: Lucius Vipstanus Poplicola and Gaius Vipstanus Messalla Gallus.
- Syme, Ronald, The Augustan Aristocracy (1986), pg. 242
- Syme, Ronald, The Augustan Aristocracy (1986), pg. 241