Vipsania Agrippina

Vipsania Agrippina ( 33 BC *, † 20 AD) was the first wife of the Emperor Tiberius.

She was the daughter of Augustus ' familiar Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and his first wife Pomponia Caecilia Attica and granddaughter of Titus Pomponius Atticus. Even as a baby she was with Augustus ' stepson, the future emperor Tiberius, engaged, whom she married in 16 BC. 15 BC she gave birth to son Drusus.

12 BC, her father died, had provided the Augustus as his successor. Although the marriage was happy Vipsania and Tiberius were divorced shortly afterwards, at the instigation of the emperor as Tiberius had Agrippa's widow, Augustus ' daughter Julia, at the same time stepsister of Tiberius and Vipsanias stepmother married.

Vipsania married in the same year Gaius Asinius Gallus, the son of the orator Gaius Asinius Pollio and historian. With him she had several sons, including Gaius Asinius Pollio, who was consul AD 23.

Tiberius loved Vipsania even after the divorce and remained jealous of Gallus. Even after death reigned Vipsanias Gallus and Tiberius hostility. 30 AD Tiberius Gallus finally sentenced to death. But he was not executed, but remained in prison, where he died of starvation in AD 33.


  • Tacitus, Annals, I, 12