The family of Lucius Vipsanius originated from the Italian countryside 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 Emperor Hadrian in Rome in 118, was based on the design by his son Marcus. The name of Lucius Vipsanius and his son are inscribed on the building.