Publius Vitellius, was a Roman who lived in the 1st century BC. Publius was the son of Quintus Vitellius, who served as a Quaestor under Emperor Augustus. Publius was a Knight, served as a Quaestor and Steward of Augustus. Publius had four sons. Three of the four sons, died through politics. One of them was Aulus Vitellius, Suffect Consul in July 32, killed in office during the purges of Tiberius, and another was Publius Vitellius the Younger. The youngest son was Lucius Vitellius. Publius was the paternal grandfather to Emperor Aulus Vitellius and his younger brother Lucius Vitellius the Younger.